Friday John Ku – AKA – TGIF



It is Friday again and we are about eight hours until Saturday Eve. It has been a busy week for me. Launched Circumstances of Childhood on Sunday and have been thanking all the wonderful folks who have been posting the news. I have received four five-star reviews so far and I have to say my nerves have calmed a bit. As I stated in the introductory material , this book was a result of letting go and writing a story that I wanted to tell. ย So far so good. I’m in the Family Life genre and did not expect to reach the top 100. I have not been disappointed in that arena. I don’t know why I keep placing my books in the busy genres. I guess a top 100 rating would give me a heart attack.

I hope you week went well and wish you a wonderful weekend. Today’s John Ku talks about expectation. I hope you like it.

Expectation by John W. Howellย ยฉ 2107

A foundation built,

To evaluate progress. . .

Keep the scale in check.


  1. Congratulations, John! A successful week indeed! Happy Friday!

    1. Thank you, Jill. Hope your day is the best.

  2. Congrats on the reviews. Honestly, the Top 100 lists are a mess. I wouldn’t worry about getting on them or not. Reviews are sweeter anyway since those last longer.

    1. Thank you, Charles. Encouraging words.

      1. Glad to help. Enjoy the weekend.

  3. A great haiku for us authors, for sure! I find that I set my expectations low as far as Amazon ratings, but my sights high that my books will entertain my readers and give them a few days of thoughtful mystery, fun, and hope. That’s a high expectation, right there! ๐Ÿ™‚ Huge congrats on the reviews…

    1. Thanks, Pamela. I’m with you. I was saying to my wife yesterday, “As long as what I produce is the best I can make it, I’m satisfied.” She of course, replied, “A million seller wouldn’t hurt.” ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Haha. She sounds like my guy. God help ’em, they support us in our writing passion. xo

  4. Congratulations on the great reviews, John, The meme was fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Congratulations on the wonderful reviews.

    1. Thank you, Michelle. heartwarming for sure.

  6. Congrats, John, I hope that ball continues to roll!

  7. Here’s to a fantastic weekend. Happy for tou, John!!

    1. Happy for tu as well

  8. Nice meme, thought you’d never ask. This is a good reminder for me to post my review. I’ll try to dig it out. I wrote it long ago and just need to copy and paste.

  9. Congrats on a great week, John. That’s awesome about the reviews too. I know there will be many more to come.

    Happy Friday!

  10. Nice one, John. Glad to hear CoC is going well! โค

    1. Thanks, Jan. I like CoC. Thanks for that too.

  11. Congrats on the great reviews and on your new book! I’m new to your blog, so I’ll peruse around a bit. Happy Friday, too!

    1. Thank you Lauren. Please make your self at home. Here have a cookie and some tea. The “about” section describes what goes on around here. Nice to have you visit.

      1. I’ll help myself, John, and thank you. I’m working now, but will resume later to follow you too! Have a great day! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  12. Sounds as if you’ve had a most productive week. Time of kick up the heels and enjoy the weekend!

  13. A toast to good reviews! …. Enjoy your weekend.

  14. Another excellent Johnku. Four 5 star reviews is a good start. It appears that most genres are ‘busy’ these days.

  15. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Congrats on your great reviews. I will be reading soon! I love the idea of it being Saturday Eve…although not as fond of Monday Eve…have a great weekend.

    1. Thanks, DL. Saturday eve makes it sound special. Ugh on Monday eve. In college I used to start sweating on Sunday night. Always behind in the homework.

  16. Congrats on all of the review so far, John. Your meme has it right… I know I’ll be enjoying some margaritas tomorrow. Have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you, Phillip.

  17. Hi John! Congratulations on the four five-star reviews and for reaching the top 100 in the Family Life genre! You’ve had quite a week! I’m happy for you. You certainly deserve it. I really like your “John Ku”, it’s very trueโ€“โ€“I get it. Wishing you continued success. โค

    1. Oops. I said I didn’t make the top 100. Sorry for the confusion. ๐Ÿ˜€ I like your way better.

      1. That’s okay. You may get there. You never know. Anyway, you’re doing great, my friend. โค

      2. Thanks, Vashti. ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Congratulations, John!! Well-done. I look forward to reading the story.

  19. I’m late, John, but hope you had a great weekend!

    1. You are never late. Just delayed.

    1. Thank you for the link, Traci.

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