Don’t let it.
Really, the reviews or critiques aren’t personal. Sure, the person giving the review or critique might be harsh, but it’s not personal. (Well, shouldn’t be. I guess there’s always an exception.)
But really, for critiques, you want them to be harsh, right? To be honest, otherwise your writing will never grow. Your story won’t get all shiny to submit to agents and editors.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that it’s not about me. It’s about the book. But it is.
Thankfully I have super friends who’ll hold me up during the down times.
How do you get through the tough reviews or crits? Even if you’re not a writer…when someone tells you something that stings a little, how do you handle it?