This is the most important thing anyone will ever tell you about the feedback process. Because feedback from readers is the only way you’ll ever know if you hit what you were aiming at, this is also the most important thing anyone will ever tell you about being a writer:
You have to have enough ego to take the crap,
but not so much that you can’t listen.
Nothing else is more important to your overall success. Not your natural talent, not your connections, not luck. Nothing.
— Mark Barrett