Friday JohnKu – AKA TGIF

Happy Friday

Another busy week has flown. I was pleased to see my manuscript for the next John Cannon thriller in my inbox this week. I say pleased but also with a little tension since the ball is now in my court to start the formatting. My past life has complicated things and found me again. I have accepted an offer I could not refuse. Therefore I will be balancing my writing life and the life of a member of organized commerce. The assignment is a short one so hopefully, I can do justice to both.

One item that could suffer is my daily involvement in my blogging efforts. I still believe I will be able to carry the load, but want to ask forgiveness in advance if I miss a comment or two on your excellent work. I will be posting each day unless there is a conflict of priorities. With all that said, today’s JohnKu discusses the bitter and sweet aspects of life.

Life’s Gifts by John W. Howell ©2016


Arrives from out of the blue…

Happy smiles with tears.


  1. All good wishes on your revision of your manuscript and on your new business assignment, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. I must be nuts. 🙂

  2. Good luck with the juggling act. Remember to avoid ceiling fans. 🙂

    1. Good advice for sure. 😀

  3. Good luck with your new opportunity and your manuscript, John. If anyone can juggle everything, it’s you. Love the Friday face!

    1. Thanks, Jill. Short term a challenge, but overall it will work. I like the face too.

  4. Back to the grind? I don’t know if I could do that.

    1. It is one of those things where skills are in demand and there will be a definite contribution so I couldn’t turn it down. Pride goeth before the fall. 🙂

      1. Have fun, profitable fun I hope.

      2. Another positive aspect. 🙂

  5. Congrats on all accounts, John! And don’t worry about your blogging presence. You know we’re always here. MWAH!

    1. Thanks, Marie. You are a comfort. MWAH (sorry about the yogurt) 🙂

  6. There is always a down to an upside and an up to a downside. I have no doubt you can do it, John. I am in awe of you for being able to consistently blog daily. I work, write and blog occasionally. 🙂 I’m trying to be consistent with blogging on Wednesdays since that is my short work day. Best of luck to you!

    1. Thank you, Jan. You do such marvelous work in your writing and all the other activities, so your words today are very special. 🙂

  7. This blog always makes me smile, John.

  8. If anyone is ideally suited to handle multiple tasks, it’s you, my friend! Congrats on the MS and the paying prospect (what happened to the days when writers had sponsors who willingly kept their finances afloat?!?)

    1. Thanks, Debbie.

  9. A perfect Johnku. Try not to work too hard. Hopefully you at least get to work from remote? Hugs.

    1. Well. So far I’ve been out of town and looks like more of that next week.

      1. Good that you say it’s temporary then. I think that funny pelican who sits on the neighborhood sign must have ratted you out and told them where to find you. 😉

      2. Yes. I think so too. Thanks, Teagan. Hugs

  10. Good luck – we know you’ll get back to us when you have time.

    1. I’ll try hard to stay up.

  11. Have to keep your energy up for revision work. Good luck and happy labor. 😀
    Purr-fect JohnKu.

    1. Thank you, Tess 🙂

      1. You are welcome, John. 🙂

  12. It is nice to have skills that are still needed, isn’t it? It should be a good experience for you knowing that it is short-term. But be careful out there! Congratulations of the manuscript and good luck on the assignment. Cheers!

    1. Thank you so much, Jo. Yes it is nice to be needed. Have a great Fourth.

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