Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

 

“It’s Friday Let’s ruckus.”
“Okay Little One. I’ll count to five.”

The last Friday of 2019 has arrived. It is hard to believe that 51 of them have preceded this one. The good news is that there are now 52 more getting ready to be issued as soon as the new year turns over.

I hope you all are having or had a great holiday. I managed to keep to a timetable and am just about finished with the final edit before beta read on my WIP. I will be working on a blurb and will send out a call after the first of the year. The beta will be available in three formats, MOBI, ePub, and PDF.

The beta readers will have six weeks to return comments. Since the MS is about 305 pages, this should not be a burden. If you would like to read the story, which I’m tentatively naming The Eternal Road – the Final Stop, look for the announcement on Monday, January 6th.

Today’s John Ku talks about the New Year. I hope you have a great weekend.

New Year by John W. Howell

Always great promise,

In starting over anew. . .

Old habits die hard.

56 comments

  1. A perfect JohnKu, John. Nice job sticking to your timetable. I’m struggling to do the same. We spent Christmas Eve day in the ER, but thankfully my father is okay. I’m too old for this kind of stress! πŸ™‚ Happy Friday!

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    1. I’m so glad your dad is okay. This kind of stress is the worst. I hope he is resting. Happy Friday as well. Tell the folks hey for me.

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      1. Thanks, John. I will do that! ❀

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  2. I am envious of your ability to stick to routine, considering the time of year!
    I have been too busy cooking and organising to even think of writing. (Although I think I have been, come to think of it!)

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    1. Yes you have. 😁

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  3. Happy New Year, John!

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Happy New Year to you.

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  4. From one who seems to be perpetually behind schedule, and not even writing a book!, I envy you, John.

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, GP.

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  5. Some old habits are worthy of being part of our definition, John. Keep the good and roll forward. Good job getting your work done.

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  6. A cute picture, John. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. You as well, Suzanne. Thanks.

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Congrats on your WIP, John. Your title is most intriguing – I can’t wait to read the book. I have not been able to focus on writing — with all of the travel and family activities.

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

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    1. Happy New Year to you and yours as well, Gwen. 😊

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  8. It’s Friday already? Time runs funny when you’re on a long break.

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    1. I know. Break time seems to fly the fastest.

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  9. Here’s to a happy, healthy, and productive new year, with just the right amount of ruckus!

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    1. Thaks Liz. I could not have said it better.

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  10. Some habits die so hard, it’s necessary to murder them. Thank goodness most of those murders remain hidden, and never are prosecuted! I’m hoping to take out a couple of them in 2020 myself!

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    1. I find a Dirty Harry approach is the best. “Go ahead. Make my day.” Thanks, Linda.

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  11. You are SO right, John! Old habits die hard for sure! I’ll be watching for your announcement and if my calendar allows it, I’d love to be a beta reader!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I would love to have you read it, but the calendar needs dictate.

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  12. That is a very interesting title, John.

    Here’s to a happy and healthy 2020 for you and yours. The productive part, well, you’ve got that down cold.

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    1. Thank you, Marc.

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      1. Thank you Boss

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  13. Congrats on making such great progress with your WIP, John. What a great start you’ll have for the New Year. I hope it’s a blessed one with lots of good health—and book sales! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thak you, Mae. Bessings to you as well.

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  14. I’m a bit jealous. I haven’t written a word in weeks. That’s about to change, because I’m taking a writer’s vacation soon.

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    1. Yes, but when you write you are like a steam roller.

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      1. I think I appreciate that. This weekend is all about clearing the decks so I can forge ahead after New Year.

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      2. I would love to pound out 7000 words at a sitting but don’t have the strength. I admire the fact that you do.

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      3. Ha! That’s a rare day for me. A decent storyboard helps. If I can hit 2K per vacation day it will be a big win.

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  15. You are full of hope and promise, yet trying to let go of some of the old – just as it should be. Well done, John. Looking forward to the next 52 JohnKu words of wisdom in 2020.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  16. I like the title. Man, you are a machine! To keep up your schedule throughout the holidays… good man!
    Here’s to wishing you and yours a healthy, productive, love-filled 2020!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I alo wish you, health and love and best wishes for the new year.

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      1. Thank you, my friend!

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  17. Old habits are too old to have much strength any more…
    Here’s to the new and TO GOOD HEALTH for all.

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  18. A truth that cannot be altered! ‘TIME has no master’! Happy 2020, good John! Hope “The Eternal Road” breaks the sound barrier. β™₯β™₯

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    1. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  19. Very mindful to keep in mind, dear John. Now, getting older, I comprehend better what you mean. πŸ™‚ Anyhow, I wish you 52 bright Fridays ahead! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, as we age our comprehension begins to materaize. Thank you, Maria.

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  20. I like the title already! TGIF to you.

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  21. It sounds like you’ve been keeping busy through the festive period, John. Have a good weekend.

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    1. I have Guy. Thanks

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  22. Hi John. I hope your holidays were bright, although it sounds busy. We just got settled in after moving so ours have been quiet. All the best to you with the new book! Happy New Year.

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    1. Happy New Year, Cheryl. All the best.

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