Friday – JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

“Go ahead say it.”
“I see Friday.”
“How right you are Little One.”
“Yay.”

Another Friday. YAY, YAY, YAY. Friyay.  The weeks seem to fly by. I guess I’m now used to isolation. Not sure I’ll ever go back into society again. (How’s that for a Howard Hughes imitation)

My proof copy of Eternal Road arrived, and I’m quite pleased that the formatting looks great. KDP has an annoying habit of running the proof language right through the title. I’m glad they feel good knowing I can’t sell this copy. Take a look.

The cover is bluer than pictured here. I think the grey shelf threw off the camera a little. You get the idea, though.

The launch plan is coming along. The e-book is waiting for the publish button to be hit. The paper just needs a few tweaks, and it is ready as well.

I am writing individual launch posts for the blog tour. There will be a different excerpt in each. I think readers will get a good idea of what the book is about as a result. I’m not going to reblog each post but will link the day’s post so everyone can find it and provide some recognition to the super folks who offered to host the introduction.

Today’s JohnKu talks about how time behaves. When I first started this book it seemed like time was an unending resource. Well, it is being consumed pretty fast. I hope you all have a healthy and happy weekend.

Time behavior © 2020

Time starts out slowly,

We think it’s unlimited . . .

Until it is gone.

84 comments

  1. Congrats on the progress on your book, John. Know what you mean about the isolation…I, too, have become awfully comfortable in my own little nest. Becomes harder and harder to roust myself out.

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    1. I’m luucky in that I don’t have to go out except for medical stuff. Have a safe weekend, Lori.

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  2. Congrats on the new book! I hate that Amazon does that. Creatspace used to be happy with a little Proof Copy at the back of the book. Looking forward to the tour.
    I know what you mean about becoming a hermit, John. i’m there too!
    Good Haiku. Have a great weekend 🙂

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    1. You as well, Harmony. Sometimes a little hermitude is a good thing. 😂 Hmmm Harmony Hermitude. Not bad.

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  3. Congratulations on the book, John. The cover looks great! I feel the same about the weeks passing by…it’s crazy. Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. You as well, Jill. Thank you.

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  4. My congratulations, dear John! Looking forward to the release! Lucy & Twiggy seem to be solemn welcoming the Book Cover Friday! 🙂 Golden & sad words about the Time…It has no mercy. Only our wisdom might slow it down. 🙂

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    1. Maybe wisdom is what lasts after the time runs out. Thank you, Maria. Have a super weekend. 🤗

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      1. Ha-ha-ha! True, wonderful reflection, dear John. Same to you! Good luck with the book! 🙂

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      2. Thank you, Maria.

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  5. Book looks really good. I see what you mean about that no resell message thing though. Guess they want to be thorough. Totally agree with your haiku too. This year has really changed how many people look at time.

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    1. I agree. Time weighs heavy on one hand and then flees too fast on the other. Thanks, Charles. Have a great weekend.

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      1. Enjoy your weekend too.

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  6. Congratulations on the arrival and best wishes on the upcoming blog tour. Great JohnKu … so well stated about time. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thak you , Frank I hope you do the same. 😁

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  7. The book looks great! Best wishes for the launch!! I concur with you other commenters about the JohnKu.

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  8. That’s a great cover — very appealing. As for time… I couldn’t help remembering Al Stewart’s song. One line in the lyrics is “The years run too short and the days too fast.” Isn’t that just the truth?

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    1. It is the truth, Linda. Thanks for the wisdom this morning. 😊

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  9. It is looking fantastic, John. It’s eye-catching. I wish you all the very best with it’s success!!

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    1. Thank you, GP. Your wish means a lot to me. 😊

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  10. Looks good, John and I’ll warn you, I have high expectations. Restrictions are easing here, and I’m enjoying the ability to go out a little.
    Last Friday’s trip was to a national dealership where I handed over my diesel car and picked up a 4-years old electric Nissan. If I tell you that I’m charging it at home with electricity from a supplier who only supplies only 100% renewable energy, you can imagine how righteous I’m feeling.

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    1. I think that is walk on water righteous. If only the balance of the 7 billion folks on the planet would follow your lead. When I lived in Marin County in California I witnessd a women in the grocery wanting to know if the apples were organic. I then witnessed her getting into a Mercedes 600 series. I swear when she started that beast up several birds fell off the wires above her.

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      1. I have to admit that as well as being ecologically on the ball, the Leaf more than satisfies my need for technology. I could bore you for hours with the details. Of course, for longer journeys (the Leaf’s range is not much more than a hundred miles) we still have Clare’s diesel estate.

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      2. Too bad you can’t carry the leaf in the diesel estate. 😊

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      3. I could tow it on the back of a massive RV, if I had a massive RV.😂😂

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  11. I’m such a fan of that cover, John – have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. I appreciate your comment. 😁

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  12. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Your book looks fantastic, John. Congratulations! I agree with you about time. It’s hard to keep track of the day of the week, as they all seem the same. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. You as well.

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  13. The book looks great, John. I can’t wait for the launch to begin. Your poem did evoke a memory that might be stuck in my head today. Sorry, but I have to share.

    Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
    Into the future♫♫♫

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    1. AH, man. Now that one has dug a hole in my ear and will be with me all day. 😁

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      1. Sorry. It cleared up for me after I posted it here 😏

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      2. I’m sure it did.

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  14. Looks great, John. I’ve been a hermit before, so this is common ground for me.

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    1. Common to me as well. 😁

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  15. Again, best wishes on the book’s launch, John — cover looks great! While there are things I certainly miss about our pre-COVID world, I’m okay with the isolation. And my WIP is benefiting from more attention, too. Have a safe weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Yes the WIP will benefit. Have a super weekend.

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  16. Congratulations on your new book, John. Have a great weekend. I have to laugh when I see Twiggy getting up as high as possible. 😀 — Suzanne

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    1. He thinks she need the queen position. 😁

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  17. Love the cover, John, and Congrats again! SO glad it’s Friday and your words are perfect for these times. Adorable photo, as always!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. 😊

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  18. I love this cover, John! It depicts the story perfectly and the contrast of the blue on the gray is eye-catching! You are SO right about time. It is the one thing we can never have too much of! Happy Friday!

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    1. I agree, Jan. Thank you.

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  19. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Congrats, John! I can’t wait to read the final version:) Great cover.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  20. Moving on! Almost there! Chill Bumps! Advise ‘pre-sale’ when can. +++++

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    1. Book goes live on August 28th. No preorder

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  21. Anonymous · · Reply

    Cover looks great! Celebrate a little on this Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Someone.

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  22. Another apt Johnku. The cover works well.

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    1. Thank you, Guy. Have a super weekend.

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  23. That’s a great looking cover, John! Congratulations! You’re almost there. I like your Johnku it’s so true. Time is relevant. When you’re in the shower waiting for your hair conditioner to work, a minute feels like an hour. When you’re reading, an hour feels like a minute. Ha, ha. 🙂

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    1. I like the conditioner example. I think someone shourld write a book on how to keep busy while the conditioner is working. 😁

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      1. I agree. Lol. 😀

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  24. Love the look of the cover, John. Counting down the days now till August 28th.
    I’ve learned to value every minute I’m granted. I’ve been home from the hospital for 5 months today. It’s great having so many reasons to smile.😊

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    1. Thank you, Soooz

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  25. The cover looks good, John. Good luck with the launch and tour. I am looking forward to it!

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    1. Thank you, Ron. It should be interesting.

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  26. Congratulations to getting so close to publishing day, John. I think the cover is awesome. Looking forward to the release and your tour!

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    1. Thank you, Mae.

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  27. Cover looks great. Have to wonder about a book titled “Eternal Not For Resale”… must be an interesting story 😉
    Loved that John-Ku. Time’s moving very quickly down under too. I can’t believe the year’s more than half over 😳

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    1. Yes. Way more than half. Eternal Not for Reslae might describe an ugly couch. Now that would be a story for sure. 😁

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      1. Sounds like a C.S Boyack story 😁

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      2. The couch that ate New York City.

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      3. Craig! Get on this right now! (We better tell him his fans are rioting)…

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  28. This is great news, John. I like the cover. The colours give it an air of mystery and mystic.

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    1. I guess a story about two dead people would carry that theme. Thanks, Robbie. 😁

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  29. Great cover John!

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    1. Thank you, Mark. I like it too.

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  30. Excellent JohnKu. And the cover looks terrific. You will be ready for a vacation (oops, staycation) after the book is released.

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    1. I have 30 days of blog tour. Maybe after that. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. Fingers crossed. And your blog tour will be wonderful!

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      2. Thank you, Jennie.

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      3. You’re welcome, John.

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  31. The cover looks GREAT, John, even with the dire Not for Resale warning across it. 🙂 And I always enjoy your weekly JohnKu. This one hits home with many of us past that certain age when there is more time behind you than ahead. Super post!

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    1. Thank you, Marcia. Yes, the road behind is longer than the road ahead. Gotta wonder how that happened? 😁

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      1. You gotta wonder even more if there’s any way to change that. Where’s the UNDO arrow? 😀 Barring that, though, I’m for living it the best way we can and enjoying each and every day we’ve been given. 😀 I suspect you feel pretty much the same way. You’re a BUSY man, after all! 🙂

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      2. So true. I just love doing all this stuff. Also it keeps me from getting under foot.( big bonus)

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  32. Congrats on the book and launch!!! I shall order a copy! Good job, John!

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  33. Great looking cover Boss!

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    1. Thank you, Marc

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