I was so happy to find out that Alphabet Soup is a Bestseller on Fictionwise - it's actually number 2 in its category at the moment! And it's selling very well on other sites, too.
Perhaps it's because I'm a relatively newly published author (it has only been a year since my first book came out) but I still think it's a little bit of a miracle that people read what I write. Not only because I feel flattered (even though I do, big time!), but because it's an amazing thought that there are people all over the world, sitting in their sofas or beds and reading about MY characters, sharing MY fictional world. And the whole e-book thing makes it even crazier; I got the first reader mail less than 24 hours after Alphabet Soup was published. Writing in itself is wonderful, but getting read and appreciated? Words can't describe it. And that's saying something, coming from an author:).
I read and I write - everything from corporate to kink. My naughty fictional friends are always there to make my life interesting. And pester me, of course. Pesky creatures.