Knowing When Not to Listen
So you've gotten published and you are on cloud nine, as you should be. The sky is the limit as your book, your personal project, that you have poured your heart and soul into is put on display for all to see. Maybe you're hesitant about what reviews and feedback you'll get. Maybe you could care less and are relying on your thick skin to carry you through. Regardless feedback and reviews of your work will come back and it is up to you to decide what to do with them.
Some comments and reviews will be wonderful and will inspire you to write even more than your allotted amount, turning one hundred words into two hundred. Other advice will leave you second guessing yourself or you'll find yourself bothered more than you thought later that day. Still other reviews you won't even understand and wonder what book the person leaving the comment was reading because it clearly wasn't yours. Whatever the case make sure what you read doesn't stop you from writing the way YOU write.
Everyone has their own opinion about everything. Now let's not confuse this with constructive criticism or your own trusted team of beta readers/critique group. I'm talking about random people like jersylicious1995 leaving just plain mean negative reviews with nothing remotely constructive at all. Even if you have thirty perfect reviews and beiberdude4life leaves a comment about how poor he thought your character development was or how he wished there was more sex in your book, you'll think about this.
Deep in your mind that little doubt ninja is lurking and ready to stab your subconscious when the time is right. Learn to distinguish between people who are genuinely trying to help you and who know what they are talking about and let the rest sort itself out. You have to write your book the only way you can. You got here because you put in the hard work, time and effort. Stay the course, ignore the haters and keep telling YOUR story.