Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF



Friday is here once again and with it the promise to lay those burdens down for a bit of rest. This week was marked with a whole bunch of nothing. All I managed to accomplish was seven blog posts and staying ahead of the e-mail and Twitter feeds. I did not pen (er type)  a word on any WIP nor did I edit a single line. This has to be the first time in over four years that I have not added a thing to a piece of work.

I have been involved in another project doing  organized commerce kind of work so I know I have an excuse. I feel like I have ignored one of my kids or something. I have been waiting around for the editor to return Our Justice so I can begin formatting it for publication, so I think I have given myself an excuse for avoiding my other projects. I gotta stop that behavior now. *Slap* “Thanks, I needed that.”

Today’s JohnKu talks about excuses. I hope you enjoy it.

Excuses by John W. Howell © 2016

Tough project ahead,

Hard to begin the first step. . .

Need excuses fast.


  1. Humorous post, John. 😀 — Suzanne

    1. Thanks Suzanne. 😀

  2. I love the meme, the theme, the whole damn thing. Sorry dude, I’m feeling shark week coming on, and my Quint comes out to play when shark week gets here. 🙂

    1. Understood. happy Shark week. 🙂

      1. Muchas gracias.

  3. I wonder if there’s a book of procrastination excuses out there.

    1. I think you should write it.

      1. Maybe another day.

  4. LOL! I need a slap too, John. Apart from the day job, my writing week was a whole lot of nothing too. I wish I could follow your meme’s suggestion, but this weekend I must make up for my slacking off. Happy Friday!

    1. Yes. Work is the curse of the drinking class. Happy weekend.:-)

  5. Well done, good sir! Visiting Fiction Favorites always starts my day with a smile and something to think about. I know your pain!

    1. Thanks, John. I know you know. 🙂

  6. Ha! The Johnku got a snort from me. Glad I had finished my coffee. I do need another cup though. TGIF for sure! Mega hugs.

    1. Good for the snort. Fabulous Friday. 🙂

  7. Love the johnku and the post. I’ve been coming up with all kinds of excuses for not writing, not blogging, and barely popping into WP Reader or Twitter. But I’m running out of excuses … Maybe that’s not such a bad thing 😉 Have a great weekend, John. After four years of steady work, I think you can have a week of a whole bunch of nothing and still enjoy the weekend 🙂 MWAH!

    1. Thank you, Marie. Good words.

  8. Good Johnku. I am sure you will feel refreshed and ready to start writing again next week.

    1. Hope so. Thanks, Guy.

  9. Happy weekend ahead to gather your energy. Fresh start Monday.Sometimes you need to rejuvenate whether you admit it or not. Waiting is a killer. 😀

    1. Thanks for the advice , Tess.

  10. Need excuses fast…maybe there is a list coming next week.

    1. Great. Need them.

  11. It’s like waiting for a storm to break isn’t it? A ‘nice’ storm, but one that’ll keep you busy and out of (too much) mischief… 😉

    1. Yes. Mischief is what I need to avoid. 🙂

  12. Yep – right there with you. I got some done on my WIP, but not as much as I’d hoped. Happy Friday!

    1. Well at least is is some. 🙂

  13. Motivation and time management still elude me, John.
    Keep fighting the good fight, buddy.

    1. Thanks, Hook 🙂

  14. Writers are the BEST at procrastinating, John! If it’s any comfort, I don’t even have seven blog posts this week to show for my “laziness”!!

    1. Ha ha ha. Made me feel better.

  15. Good one, John! Sometimes you just need to stick with an excuse! It’s called justification or rationalization, and it works! Have a great weekend. 💛 Elizabeth

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. 🙂

  16. Don’t slap you too hard. Love licks. We all deserve a break from time to time.

    1. Love Licks? I like that vision.

  17. Geraldine Lennon · ·

    This is far far far too close to the truth. sigh

    1. Yes. It is. Thanks.

  18. I give up. Sometimes there are no excuses. But, it’s okay to give yourself a break now and then so don’t beat yourself up too much. 🙂

    1. *hits self with chain* Huh? I guess you’re right. Thanks.:-)

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