Kaitlin posted a great blog about how to handle criticism that, without a doubt, you will eventually receive at some point in your writing career. But what does one do, when the criticism is truly ugly, made public, and after your book is published?
Why, you send it in to The Worst Review Ever Blog and allow your broken heart to mend, by sharing the horrific review with others, and allowing them to offer words of encouragement, sympathy, possibly even differing opinions, all while rating just how bad your review was.
This is why they tell newbie writers that you must grow a thick skin for this business. You'll be given editing suggestions from betas, from agents, and eventually from publishers. But even when you couldn't be happier with the turnout, there will be someone, somewhere who still doesn't fall in love with your story. So while listening to advice from trusted individuals in the field is wise, some things are worth shrugging and laughing over. You won't make every person happy. Just make sure you're completely satisfied with the end product.