How do you cope with a bad review? Why is it that a single bad review cancels out ten good reviews in your head? Why does that one bad review make you want to give up writing? And why do people who write bad reviews write the longest reviews?
Well, as you can probably tell, I just now received my first REALLY awful review. I had given away some free ebooks in exchange for reviews. So far even though several people took me up on the offer only one person has written a review of the book... and they reamed me good. The worst part is that she gave away half the book and didn't even mark it as a spoiler. She basically said I write like a ten-year-old. Ouch! That hurts. It's also a put-down to all the people who have read and enjoyed the book.
Now what? How do you cope with bad reviews? How do I not think about the horrible things she said while writing? How do I keep this from creeping into my work? Any ideas?