Windows of opportunity

I originally came up with The Alpha And The Omega in the 1990s.  Back then, the time was ripe for an apocalyptic thriller.  It had been 2,000 years since Jesus walked the Earth, and many felt something big was about to happen to mark the event, be it a global computer crash, the Reckoning, or a party to end all parties.

But I was young, and I didn’t have the discipline to sit down and write A&O.  2000 AD came and went.  And nothing happened, both globally and with my writing.

For years, I lamented that I missed a historic window of opportunity.  A&O was perfect for an End Times-rattled audience.  I was sure it would be another 1,000 years before the world would again be gripped in such a cataclysmic frenzy.

Yet, I decided to press on with A&O.

And as I wrote and edited away, protests began brewing.  Revolutions toppled dictators.  The world fell into economic ruin.  And according to the scientific experts, it was only a matter of time before zombies would be feasting on all our brains.

And the capper: A&O was released on May 21, 2011, coincidently the day Harold Camping predicted the end of the world.

Yes!  Another window of opportunity has opened.

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