Well, my newest story, Solomon's Tower, has now been up for seven days. 719 downloads, 54 votes, has been added to 24 libraries and I have gotten e-mail feedback from.... Bill. Thanks Bill. :)
I know, I know, I always say "I write for myself. If other people enjoy my stories, that's pure bonus." And, no matter what I say here and now, it is absolutely true. But 700 people have read my story, fifty of them liked it enough to vote, and most of them rated the story pretty good, but only Bill had the time and wherewithal to fire off a quick e-mail?