Friday John Ku – AKA – TGIF

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.

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

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

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  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.

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    1. Thank you, Charles. Encouraging words.

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      1. Glad to help. Enjoy the weekend.

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  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…

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    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˜€

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

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

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Congratulations on the wonderful reviews.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. heartwarming for sure.

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

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

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    1. Happy for tu as well

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  8. *you
    (My thumbs let me down, again.)

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  9. 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.

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

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Mae.

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

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

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  12. 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!

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    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.

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      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

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

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    1. One could hope.

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

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

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  16. 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.

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    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.

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  17. 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.

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    1. Thank you, Phillip.

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  18. 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

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

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

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      2. Thanks, Vashti. ๐Ÿ˜€

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

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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

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    1. You are never late. Just delayed.

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    1. Thank you for the link, Traci.

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