Friday John Ku – AKA – TGIF

Funny Friday


Friday is here and it sure feels good. I’m sure we all could use a little break from the work week. Of course, for those of you who tend to write on the weekends there isn’t a break in work but hopefully a break in routine.

I tend to keep going on the weekends as if there is no day off. I do manage to take a few liberties like a nice IPA on Saturday and some cooking time which I love. For the most part, though, I stick to my 1000 words a day writing schedule.

I still like to see Friday arrive. It has a psychological benefit that may mean reaching the finish line for the week. This week’s John Ku explores this concept a little further. I hope you all have a super weekend.

Finish Line by John W. Howell © 2017

The beginning step,

Has importance at the front. . .

The finish is sweet.


  1. Every weekend seems to be different for me. I’m retired but things change. I love the dog at the top. He seems to have a playful attitude as though he’s playing with the person taking the photo. Have a great weekend, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Thanks, Suzanne. You as well. 😀

  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    Retirement changes the rhythm a bit, but as you’ve suggested, the work week still seems to carry the weight of achievement. You deserve a few IPAs (my new word) this weekend. Enjoy! 😀

    1. Ha ha ha. I wish a few were in the cards but I only have one. I have to say that in my younger days one would have been the appetizer. Thanks, Gwen

  3. I’m definitely looking forward to the break in routine, John. Love the photo! Happy Friday!

    1. Thanks, Jill. The photo was a good one. Happy weekend. 🙂

  4. 1,000 words a day! You’re a star, John, and inspire me to try and do the same. By the way, I finished your book Circumstance of Childhood. Well Done!!! I reviewed it on Amazon.
    Fridays I teach a creative writing class, so I don’t relax until night time, and then it’s a cozy supper at our favorite bar or pizza at home. Like you, I try to write on the weekends also. Happy Writing Weekend to you!

    1. Thank you for the lovely review, Pamela. I’m glad you enjoyed the book and I am grateful you took some of your precious time to write it. 😀

      1. You’re a good writer, John, and tell a good tale. I loved the ‘ghost’ friend, being there, watching and helping as much as he could. I hope (and sometimes believe) that we all have a friendly ghost nearby…

      2. I think we get support from unusual places. Thanks, Pamela.

      3. Good way of putting! 🙂

  5. Have a fun weekend. What were you cooking?

    1. Tonight a chicken dish. (Haven’t looked at the recipe yet) Tomorrow pasta (spaghetti and meatballs), and Sunday Turkey medallions in Sherry sauce.

      1. You beat me. Rough week has me wanting to bring in and not touch the stove. That Sunday meal sounds delicious.

      2. Thanks. there are mashed potatoes and peas to go with it.

  6. I’m off today, John but I still like that it’s Friday. The finish is sweet.

    1. I would wear unneat clothes today even though no body will know your act of defiance. 😀

      1. I’m going to wear shorts and a pocket tee shirt, John. It’s gross outside. 64° but 96% humidity. I have to work outside.

      2. There you go. Nicely done.

  7. Congrats on sticking to your writing schedule on the weekends, John. It comes as no surprise that your writing/blogging routine continues into the weekend. As a retired person I do the same thing. Enjoy the weekend, good sir!

    1. Thank you, John. You as well.

  8. JOY! I love Fridays, and I look forward to my weekend writing time.
    Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend, John!

    1. Thank you, Mae. You as well.

  9. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I loved the ending line “the finish is sweet”. The picture brought a smile to my face. Happy Friday.

    1. I’m glad DL. A smile is a great wage.

  10. Have a nice weekend John. Even if you keep going the feel should be different.

    1. I agree, David. Thanks, you as well.

  11. Those of us who work for ourselves don’t really get time off — even on weekends and holidays — but I try to vary up the routine as you suggested. Kudos for sticking to that 1,000-word-a-day goal — no wonder you’ve already got so many novels written! By the way, I love the peaceful header you’ve changed to!

    1. Thanks Debbie. I took that picture the first morning we were allowed back into our house which was three days after the hurricane. The sunrise was a sign that everything will be okay and there are many new days ahead.

      1. The Gulf looks so peaceful! Yes, I agree the photo shows the promise of good days to come.

  12. Well put, John. The life of a writer doesn’t allow for weekends off. 🙂 What a way to be retired, huh?

    1. You said it, Jan. 😀

  13. If you write then there’s no day off – you just can’t help yourself! 😀 Starting something new is exciting, but finishing it is certainly the icing on the cake! 😀

    1. I agree, Jan. Thank you.

  14. Just noticed the new header photo – that’s a super-looking calm(ish) Gulf picture! 😀

    1. Yup it is. Took it three days after Hurricane Harvey at sunrise. Felt like new hope.

  15. For some reason I always thought you took it easy on the weekends John. But I was evidently mistaken. This writing business is a lot of work.

    1. No. I keep at it. 😀

  16. Fridays still seem special to me even though I am not in the work force anymore. From one of your comments I saw what you are cooking this weekend. Sounds good! Enjoy the warm weekend!

    1. Thank you, Jo. You as well.

  17. Fridays are always welcomed, John, as I’m not retired yet, but wish to be. 🙂 Love the dog, and 1000 words a day is quite impressive. Have an awesome weekend!

    1. You as well, Lauren.

  18. It’s after the fact, but I had a great Friday and hope you did as well, John!

    1. Oh super, Teri. I’m glad you did. Mine was terrific as well. 😀

  19. Alright … a Friday JohnKu for my Sunday night … which means another day with a Bengal loss. This team simply isn’t very good. Meanwhile, you are retired … so every day should be Saturday! 😉

    1. Retired? I’ve never worked harder. 😀

      1. I assume writing!

      2. Yes. 1000 words everyday. Five books in five years. Daily blog. Whew.

      3. Not work … more passion. Cheers to your focus!

      4. You are right. Passion. Never happier.

      5. And when passion turns into work, it’s Obama’s fault.

  20. […] Check out John Ku on what Fridays mean to us! I love Fridays, their my down time and although I write all week long, the weekends are more satisfying. […]

    1. Thank you, Traci.

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