Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF



It is Friday again and time to look forward to a little bit of rest. This has been a busy week. Gwen Plano and I have been a guest on some remarkable blogs this week. We are so grateful for the support that we have received and do thank everyone who has been generous enough to share their precious blog space with us. Since I have been reblogging them, you know who they are.  Our promotion goes one more week so you will see some interesting places to visit.

Today’s JohnKu talks to the idea that we authors are a lonely bunch who cannot thrive alone. It is a paradox that consistently tells us to appreciate those who are willing to help. We should also be reminded to give back to those who assist us when they are in such need. Have a safe and happy weekend.

Help by John W. Howell ©2018

We think we have strength,

To work a problem alone. . .

Until we have help.




  1. You and Gwen deserve a rest this weekend, John. Enjoy! Happy Friday!

    1. Ha haha. Not till next Friday. Thanks, Jill. (send gin)

  2. harmonykent · ·

    Congratulations on your book launch! It’s great to see it going so well. Have a lovely weekend 😊

    1. Thank you, Harmony. Happy weekend to you as well.

  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Beautiful, John, your haiku captures the process perfectly. I, like you, am deeply grateful for all the help offered us. Amazing. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Gwen. I think we are very fortunate.

  4. That’s called a WISE haiku – love it.

    1. Thank you, Pamela. 🙂

  5. Congrats on the successful promotions. Enjoy the weekend.

    1. You as well, Charles. 😀

    1. Thank you, Adam.

  6. Lovely haiku, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. 😀

  7. It’s been wonderful following along on the tour, John. Wishing you and Gwen much success. Enjoy the weekend!

    1. You as well. Mae. 😀

  8. Very good, John.

  9. Definitely one of the great paradoxes of being a published author, I’m sure! It’s great to have a community who knows and understands these things. Congratulations on your and Gwen’s launch! Hoping you see the success you deserve. Happy Friday, John.

    1. Thank you so much, Phillip. 😀

  10. Your JohnKu is spot on today! Congrats once again on the joint venture, and best wishes to both of you for much success!

    1. Thank you, Debbie.

  11. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    This JohnKu really does sum a writers life up about working alone but needing and giving help, too. So true! I’m enjoying your tour:) Have a great weekend. Hope you get to relax a bit.

    1. Thank you, Denise. 😀

  12. So true, John! Yes! Rest. You and Gwen took The Contract to #1!! Congrats!

    1. Thank you, Jan. I guess I missed that one.

      1. Go look at Amazon, John!

      2. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Jan. We are #1 new book inro. and #2 in one category. Still would like to hit #1 in category. Thanks for sending me to Amazon. 😀

  13. Love the haiku! Love “The Contract” – and the authors, too! ♥♥

    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

  14. A beautiful and true Johnku, my friend. TGIF hugs!

    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs.

  15. You said it, John – good luck with the promos this week!

    1. Thank you. It’s the last week.

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