There are so many nice things about being a writer: the act of creation, the being allowed to live in a made up world; working with a wonderful cadre of publishing professionals. Having people say nice things to me about what I've written. Maybe the single best thing is having readers contact me, letting me know that my work has meant something to them. That's why sites like Goodreads are so wonderful for writers. They bring our readers right to our metaphorical door.