When I decided to become an author, I hadn't realized at first that I would put myself in a vulnerable position.
When you write a book, you create something that comes from the heart, something that's very personal. Then, when you decide to publish it, you make it available for everyone to see. Not just for you friends and family. And you expose yourself to critics.
I've found this very hard, as you cannot please everyone. As much as I've received good comments, like people saying that they absolutely loved the book. But I've also received harsh comments from some other people.
At first I was hurt. But I've realized that you simply cannot please everyone. Some people are going to like what I write, and some people won't.
If you want to write a book, don't let that stop you from doing it. Keep in mind that you're going to have both good and bad comments, and it doesn't matter. Keep the constructive comments so that you can get better and improve yourself.