Friday JohnKu – AKA -TGIF

 

TGIF

“Okay ladies. Time for your Friday photo. Smile.”
“Are you smiling, Lucy?”
“Trying Little One. Trying.”

We have arrived. Another Friday is here, which signals the weekend. Of course, the weekend may not look too much different from the week, but that is beside the point. The point is…..it’s Friday. YAY.

Been a busy week. I’m in the “trying to get ready for a book launch” phase of life. I uploaded the paperback edition and am waiting for the proof. The ebook edition is ready to go, as well. I have decided not to do a pre-order, so the books will be available day one of the launch. After some serious research, I decided pre-order just didn’t fit my profile as an author. The only drawback is the Amazon link won’t be available until the publish button is hit. I plan to publish about three days before the first blog tour post so that I can send the link to the early stops before their post goes live.

Speaking of posts, I am working to have them all done by mid-month August. This will give everyone enough time to set things up, and if a problem comes up, to get back to me. Gotta hope it all works. After September is over, we will all be ready for a vacation. I keep saying how grateful I am for those who have volunteered to help spread the word and continue to feel blessed. Today’s JohnKu talks about trying to make it alone. I hope you all have a super weekend.

Alone by John W. Howell Β© 2020

Facing a challenge,

You can try going alone . . .

Better to have help.

66 comments

  1. Beautfiul Haiku, John. I’m looking forward to having you come and visit in September. I’ll get plenty of treats in. Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

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    1. Ooooh. Treats. Can’t wait. 😊

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Congratulations, John. Especially during the challenges of the pandemic and unrest, it is heartening and exciting to focus on the Eternal Road. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😊

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  3. Fantastic JohnKu, John. Your guest posts are always smooth for the host…at least for me. Congratulations! Happy Friday! πŸ™‚

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    1. So glad to hear that, Jill. Yes, I’m working to make sure they are. I think it is only fair to those helping out. 😊

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  4. Could you say more about the pros and cons of the preorder option?

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    1. I have a post running on Wednesday that discusses them. It is on Story Empire. I’ll have a link in my post on Wednesday. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. Oh, good! I’ll look forward to reading it.

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  5. I hope you enjoy the weekend, John. You’ve got a lot in your plate, but I’m sure you will get everything ready. It’s a pleasure to help people, and it is better to have help when you need it.

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    1. I’ll say. Help is a precious thing. Thanks, Dan.

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  6. Great poem. We really can’t do any of this alone. With you on the vacation idea. Feels like I could use one now b

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    1. I think I’ll travel to the bedroom for mine. 😁

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  7. Will you be going o a book signing tour?

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    1. No book signing tour. All virtual. All the book signing plans have been cancelled. 😷

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      1. I understand.

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  8. Oh, John, it is ALWAYS better to have help than to go it alone! Great JohnKu! Happy Friday and hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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    1. I hope you have a fabulous weekend as well, Jan. Thank you for the nice words. 😊

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  9. Good luck, dear John! May you have no problem with a new book! May Amazon cause no obstacles of any sort! “Friday Ladies” is the shot of today. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Have a nice week-end!

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    1. Thank you, Maria. Have a super weekend too.

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  10. Me too. Hoping to upload mine this weekend. Then I have to figure out what to send my hosts for promo materials.

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  11. Wonderful and Yay to Friday! The girls look so pretty sitting there.
    Going it alone works for certain things; much better to get a posse together to pitch in!
    Excellent JohnKu as per.

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    1. Posse is a good idea. 😁

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      1. Isn’t it? πŸ˜‰

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  12. Sounds like you have a good plan in place, John. I’m looking forward to having you visit with The Eternal Road in September.
    Enjoy your Friday and the weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. Looking forward as well

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  13. What a sweet picture! Bet there were cookies involved, to get them to pose like that! Congrats on the new book, John, and many good wishes for its successful launch!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. 😁

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  14. Ha. You’re absolutely right, John, that it would be better to have help.
    I think Lucy smiles with that ear. πŸ˜€
    I’m looking forward to the launch. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Looking forward to it as well.

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  15. That’s the best photo of the dogs yet, John. Sounds like you have a plan. Have a good weekend.

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  16. You go, John!! Congratulations on being right on the brink of having it all come together. I know I’m looking forward to having you visit TWS. Super JohnKu this week, and right on the money, too! Going it alone might work, but having help is always better! πŸ™‚

    And last but way far from least, I always, always get a smile out of Twiggy and Lucy! Brightens my day every time. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Marcia. 😁

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  17. Love the dog picture (I’m a dog person). If you’re still looking for a street team for your book launch, let me know. I’d be happy to help.

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    1. Thank you, Jacqui. I would love to have your help. I have Monday the 7th of September available if you would like that one. Also, if you can do an HTML file you can copy and paste the whole post. If not not problem I can send the elementsSend me an e-mail at johnhowell(dot)wave(at)gmail(dot)com and let me know if the date is okay and if HTML will work. Thanks, again.

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I love the Friday picture of the girls. Great sentiment in your haiku, yes it is better to have help in life.

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    1. I agree (obviously) Thanks, Denise.

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  19. Haiku is right on. We bloggers support each other and our writing endeavors in so many wonderful ways. I’m so excited that your new book is almost ready!

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  20. I’m heading into the same phase, John. It’s nerve-wracking until it starts coming together. I hope you’re moving into the “excitement” phase soon. Then the “glowing” phase. Lol. Best of luck as you head into your launch. πŸ™‚

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  21. Those girls sure made me smile on this Friday, John! Glad the book work is coming along and that you can soon sit back and enjoy. The johnku is true for sure! Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. Have a great weekend.

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  22. Your Haiku is so right, John. I’m looking forward to hosting The Eternal Road. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Soooz.

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  23. Your JohnKu is perfect, John, and help is always a better option. Looking forward to the big event. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren.

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  24. Thank JohnKu is so apt, in more ways than one. Between Corona, author promotion, life in general, better to have help πŸ™‚
    SO looking forward to hosting, my friend πŸ™‚

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    1. Thak you, Jessica.

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  25. That’s a lot of work, John. On a side note, is it my imagination or are Twiggy and Lucy starting to look alike? I don’t know a lot about dogs and breeds – do they have a common lineage somewhere? Maybe it’s just that they spend a lot of time together and have started to resemble each other because of that (like old married couples!). Hope you enjoy your weekend even if it is similar to the other days. πŸ™‚

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    1. That are different breeds. Lucy is a boxer and Twiggy a bulldog. Maybe they have been together too long. Thanks, Barbara.

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  26. I know I’m never too proud to ask for help if I need it so that’s wise, John. All the best with the book. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. 😁

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  27. Perfect Johnku – it’s always better to have support. Hope you’re having a great weekend, John!

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    1. I am. Hope you are as well. Teri.

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  28. Hi, John! Love the Johnku! It’s difficult enough being an indie author, tackling it all by yourself is just impossible. Exciting times ahead for you, my friend! ❀

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    1. Thak you, Vashit. 😊

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  29. Super JohnKu. No-one does it alone. Great news on the book, John.

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  30. These two look like they are on their marks and ready to go. All the best for your book launch in these unusual times.

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    1. Yeah notthe best time but It’s launching anyway.

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  31. Apt Ku for you, John.

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    1. Thank you, Marc

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