Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Twiggy and Lucy TGIF

“Uh, Lucy. It’s Friday.”
“I know Little One, but it’s raining out there.”
“We could ruckus inside.”
*Sigh*

 

Friday has rolled in and not too soon. This week has to be one of getting things cleaned up, so to speak.

My WIP is now in the hands of beta readers. Thank you, everyone. The comments are due back on February 16th. The feedback will be interesting, I’m sure.

I have contacted the cover artist, and we are in the process of developing the basis for the cover. Since this book has multiple locations and time frames, it makes it challenging to decide a representative and compelling cover. The only constant is a 1956 Oldsmobile, which the protagonists use to move from place to place. Maybe there is a way to work that in.

I have submitted the copyright to the Feds. That’s about a six-month wait.

Time to start setting up the launch.

This week’s JohnKu is about fear, which is plentiful these days. I hope you have a great weekend.

Fear by John W. Howell Β© 2020

It comes any time,

The result of no control. . .

Take back, and it’s gone.

 

70 comments

  1. I like this JohnKu. Nice job moving forward, John. Love the picture! Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I hope your Friday is happy as well.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Brilliant, John. We are the master of our life, irrespective of the circumstances. If nothing else, we choose our response. β™₯

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    1. Very true, Gwen. Thank you.

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  3. Diving into 2020 with both feet from the sound of things. Not sure I got that saying right.

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    1. Close enough. Thanks, Charles.

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  4. Like Gwen said.
    Congrats on taking this next step, John. I love the idea of the 1956 Oldsmobile for the cover. From past books, I’m sure your cover artist will do you proud.
    Have a wonderful weekend, and give hugs to Lucy and Twiggy for me! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Enjoy your weekend as well.

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  5. Progress is progress, and it will work in time -….. well, hopefully not too much time.

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    1. I hope not too much too. Thanks, Frank

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  6. I’m glad the weekend has rolled in, John. It seems like you pushed the boulder up a ways. I think Tiwiggy is right, it’s time to ruckus.

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    1. They are having a bar fight even as we speak. Happy Weekend, Dan

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  7. A cute picture, John. Congratulations on your WIP coming together so well. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. 😁

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  8. You’re moving right along there, mister.

    Here’s to the weekend.

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    1. Yes. Let’s toast the son of a gun. Thanks, Marc

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  9. You’re making great progress, John. I think the Oldsmobile makes a lot of sense for the cover given the multiple time frames.
    Sorry the girls are stuck inside with the rain. After waking to 16 degrees yesterday, we are scheduled to hit 50’s today and 61 tomorrow. Strange weather, but I’ll take it.

    Happy Friday!

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    1. It is strange, Mae. We are looking at possible tornadoes later today.

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      1. I just saw that on the news. It’s crazy weather. I’m sending up prayers that you’re safe.

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      2. We didn’t get any toranados. Just an inch of rain and hail. All is good.

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      3. Glad it wasn’t anything troublesome, John. Hopefully, the hail was the tiny variety.

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      4. Very small. We were supposed to get “egg sized.” Glad it didn’t happen.

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  10. Sounds like you’re making great progress. I also have a cover in the works and am excited to see how he interprets my ideas.

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    1. Always fun to see how someone else puts your ideas onto paper.

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  11. Congrats on your MS! Woohoo!
    Send your storms to Colorado. We need the snow!

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    1. I’m surprised you didn’t get any. This one came from California.

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      1. Something is headed to the mountains on Monday. Fingers crossed…

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      2. Hope you get a foot.

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  12. It’s raining here, too. Lots of fun with a long-haired dog — keeps the foot-wiper busy! Congrats on the progress on your MS and all the best on its road to publication!

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  13. Splendid beginning of the year, dear John! My congratulations! Lucy seems to be in a sort of after-holiday depression. Twiggy is a true friend! She supports her so much! πŸ™‚

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  14. Congrats, good John…success to follow! β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Timely Haiku, John. I can’t wait to see how the new cover turns out. Happy Friday.

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    1. Me too, Denise.

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  16. Excellent idea for the cover – what if you had someone draw it? Would it matter as much or do you still need approval?

    Excellent JohnKu as well. Once we face fear, we dismantle its power.

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    1. The Olds you mean? There are stock photo’s that can be used.

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      1. Oh. OK… πŸ™‚ MYOB, Rogerson!

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      2. Hahahahaha. So sweet. I welcome your interest. ❀️

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      3. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜

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  17. Congrats on getting this far with your WIP. I know the work involved. I like your poem. Fear creeps up on all of us at one time or another. The idea of going with the Oldsmobile sounds great to me. Have a fabulous weekend, my friend.

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    1. Thank you, Vashti.

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  18. Looking forward to the next step of your WIP!! Hope all goes smoothly.

    Have a great weekend yourself. If I’m not reading – it’ll be Football Time!

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    1. Yes. Too bad my Steelers are out of it.

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      1. As are my Patriots.

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      2. Big surprise this year. The Patroits and Alabama not in the limelight.

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      3. I laughed my head off that Saban wasn’t going for the championship! (I have nothing against the school.)

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      4. Me too. I have nothing against the school either.

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  19. Love the photo and dialogue! It seems it was a productive week – no need to fear. May you have better weather for the weekend. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. Happy Weekend to you.

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  20. I just love how you use “ruckus” as a verb!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. Rukus is a very active verb at that.

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  21. We control our own fears. Well done, John. I think the car on the cover is perfect.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  22. Well done, John! Best of luck with getting it out the door!

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    1. Thanks Deborah. I loike that phrase, “get it out the door.”

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  23. A profound and lovely Johnku, my friend.
    Congrats on these milestones. I tend to think covers for very complex books work best with a single image (rather than trying to include all the elements) that represents the story to you — more of a feeling than anything. Admittedly it can take a miracle to find that image sometimes. I like the idea of using the car. I’m sure you will make the perfect choice. Your covers are always wonderful. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. I appreciate your suggestion, Teagan. I certainly agree with you. Hugs.

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  24. A 1956 caddy on the cover of a book would certainly draw my attention, John. πŸ™‚ I look forward to reading your new work! Love the JohnKu!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. πŸ˜€

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  25. I will be looking for your book on the shelves of Barnes & Noble once it’s published! Best of luck, my friend!

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    1. Barnes and Noble doesn’t stock my books. Indy authors are not usually found there.

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      1. Their loss, then!

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  26. Hope you had a great weekend, John – sweet pic of the girls!

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    1. It was great. Thanks.

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