Fear of the red pen

Well, it’s here. My manuscript came back from my editor today and guess what? I’m scared to open it! Why? Because I enjoy living in my world of denial right now. In my head my manuscript is wonderful. When I open her email and read about all the things I’ve done wrong, well, my bubble will pop! I know this is part of the process but I have thin skin and I know it.

Is there a secret to mentally preparing yourself for criticism? 

I think I will go make more coffee while I contemplate my options and plan of attack.