It happens to all of us.
We read the Goodreads reviews. Or the Amazon reviews. Or any other crowdsourced review site.
At first, it’s fine. OK, someone liked my book – they REALLY liked my book. Oh, here’s someone else that enjoyed it, but wished it was longer – hey, even that’s kind of a compliment, right?
Then you see it.
The dreaded one star review.
The reader who couldn’t find a single nice thing to say about your labor of love, the thing you worked on for months and months (or even years and years) and gave your heart and soul to.
And you die a little inside.
I know, I know. Never read Goodreads reviews. But if you do, as a writer, what do you do when you with the negative energy when you get a bad reader review? And readers – do you ever give bad reviews? And if so, are they constructive or destructive?