4 Days Until My Book is Finished…Or the World Ends

Massive X6.9 class solar flare, August 9, 2011...
Massive X6.9 class solar flare, August 9, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, I finished writing the rough draft this weekend, cranking out a record of 15,000 words in one weekend.  Crazy.  It is finally finished, though, and now I can begin the editing process over the next few days, let it see a fresh pair of eyes, and then upload it to Kindle and Nook on Friday.

I’ll have to say that I cried when I wrote the final chapter.  It was that moving for me.

Way the World Will End #4: Solar Storm

Do you remember the blackout that happened in Quebec in March of 1989?  It was caused by a solar flare that was so severe that it disrupted power for 9 hours and caused many communication problems.  In 1859, there was a solar storm event causing “telegraph communications around the world…to fail; there were reports of sparks showering from telegraph machines, shocking operators and setting papers ablaze. All over the planet, colorful auroras illuminated the nighttime skies, glowing so brightly that birds began to chirp and laborers started their daily chores, believing the sun had begun rising. Some thought the end of the world was at hand, but Carrington’s naked eyes had spotted the true cause for the bizarre happenings: a massive solar flare with the energy of 10 billion atomic bombs” (Klein).

What if something as severe as the Carrington Event of 1859 were to happen today?  Think of how much we depend on electronics and computers to run our delicate and fragile economies.  What about communications and the fact that the biggest threat we have today is not really nuclear war or even world war, but a world-wide EMP that could devastate our globe.

Scientists believe that we are due for a very big event in 2013.  Forget 12/21/2012.  Somebody aught to be preparing for 2013.

Published by Roger Colby, Novelist, Editor

Roger Colby is a novelist and teacher who has taught English for nearly two decades. He is also an avid reader of science fiction who feels, like many other sci-fi readers, that he has read everything. He writes science fiction for the reader who is looking for the next best thing, something to excite them into reading again. This blog is his journey as a writer and his musings about writing. He also edits manuscripts for a fee and is an expert at helping you reach your full potential as a writer.

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