Today is Monday, the beginning of another week of work and despite a fantastic sunshine here in Athens, Mondays are always tough.
Writing, as always, is my solace but I also need human support and companionship. Today I heard from a reviewer who, although he was supposed to review my book, thought that it would be a great idea to actually line edit the book. I am grateful to him for the extreme editing he did, but he failed to make a review and was rather snooty about the editing. For a moment, there, I felt like a failure because he had made the most pedantic comments about my writing.
I then realized that I just needed a huge hug to tell me that everything is going to be OK and that my book is good and worth reading. A few hours later I stumbled upon the “20 Things Everyone Wants to Hear From Their Partner” article and I really liked it. The 20 little things it mentioned were heart-warming and they just felt good to say and hear. So, today I want to tell my wife “I’ve had a rough day, seeing you will cheer me up”. And I want a big hug!