Writing: Me Off

Hi, guys. So remember the aborning book of mine I wrote about in LGBT Christians: Tell Evangelicals (and the World) Your Story ? (For those of you who are … normal, aborning is a weird but I think cool-sounding old word meaning being born or produced.) I’ve got to finish that book. The whole world feels like it’s bending toward that book being completed. And I’ll never finish it as long as I keep logging in the time I do with my blog. So I’m hereby fully unplugging for the next seven days in order to fully dedicate myself to finishing this wonderful, wonderful book, the time for which I have every last reason to know is now. Right now.

Later friends. I’m off to be the best writer and editor I know how to be.

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  • JulieD

    Go therefore, with blessings aplenty, and be fruitful with the commas.

  • LSS

    well, it is a good thing to do. hopefully it sells big in my neighbor state of NC.

  • John C Hoddy via Facebook

    I am really looking forward to your book!

  • Diana A.

    See ya next week!

  • Can’t wait to see the results. Praying for you while you tweak and edit and produce. I know God is working through you and all the contributors in this amazing effort!

  • Susan in NY

    Sending good thoughts your way.


  • Try not to get too distracted. Ooh, you know, if you wiggle a pencil a certain way, it looks like rubber! And that coffee-stain on your desk next to the keyboard – doesn’t it look the spitting image of Elvis Presley? Hey, TV – Spongebob’s on!

    And did a pig just fly by the window outside?

    Silly writer… turning the Internet off won’t stop the distractions! Procrastination is a siren call! (Hey, at least it is for me, especially when I really *want* to write).

  • Donald Rappe

    I’m very glad to know that your computer is now shut down and you won’t be wasting your time reading this. I suspect you of being an excellent editor!

  • Diana A.

    John won’t procrastinate. His passion for this project will sustain him. Especially since he’s almost done.

  • DJ

    Can’t wait to read it!!!! 😀

  • Lauren


  • I think I can speak for (most) everyone — besides the haters — when I say THANK YOU, John!

  • I’m just jokin’ around. I know that all of us, even impassioned, sometimes just cannot resist that rubber pencil.

  • Dirk

    I more suspect those savages will buy it to kindle the fires they are lighting under the feet of the poor gays, lesbian and the transgender who are stuck in that pig sty of a state.

  • Okay, let’s not get carried away, friend Dirk. My friend Mark Sandlin is a Christian pastor in NC who has vowed not to marry anyone until all can wed.


    Good guys live everywhere. As you know, of course.

  • Maggie

    Thanks for all that you write, John! I can’t wait to read your book. 🙂

  • That’s awesome. Let’s hope a bunch of other pastors join him.

  • Dirk

    Alright, John, that was a bit unfair.

    Still, almost 2/3 of legislators chosen expressly for this reason just voted to have an amendment to their constitution anchor my non-human status permanently.

    That’s a level of hatred the western culture has not seen outside of Nazi Germany in more than a century.

  • AnnBear

    I just read “Penguins, Pain and the Whole Shebang” and loved it. I’m looking forward to reading your next book. Keep up all the good work!