I saw my first bad review the other day. I was checking out goodreads reviews and one of them was pretty negative.
Ok, she hated it.
I had been dreading the moment but you know what--it really wasn't that bad. My first thought was, "Oh no, maybe everyone feels the same way and my friends are just being nice." I was worried that people would buy my book and then hate it and feel like they'd wasted their money.
Then I thought, "Nah, you can't please everyone." So my disappointment didn't really last very long. I reread it and realized that she actually made some pretty good points.
SO NOW THAT'S OVER WITH.