Criticism (bad reviews) are a hard thing to take. You have that moment where your stomach lurches, no matter how critically acclaimed your book is. It feels really bad, you completed a process that took you so long, only for someone to sneer at your work. It is hard to take, but the best way to take bad reviews is to take them as if they were positive. Listen to what the complaints were, and try to improve on that area. Now there is always the person who just hates it, and has no reason. Ignore them! You like writing, don't let other people's opinions make you stop, no matter how bad the review.
Spencer Brokaw published his first book The Impenetrable Spy in 2011 at age 12. He enjoys writing and plans on creating a series. He resides in Ohio and enjoys swimming, golfing, playing the drums, and reading.