We’re in the final stretch here folks! The second to last week of the sale to ring in 2017 right. And this week we get to focus on a book which has gained a special place in my heart since I wrote it (more on why later this week), The Long Chron, now on sale for only 99 cents!
The Long Chron was a book that took a lot of percolating before I finally figured it out. As I had mentioned in an earlier post in this series, it broke off from the same initial inspiration which developed into The Agora Files, yet, of course, this is a far different book than the action-packed running-themed adventure novel.
Not that it doesn’t have it’s own action-packed moments.
The basic concept I worked with on The Long Chron was simply to put these characters who might have something of a shady past, on a path they may never return from. In fact, I had initially conceived the story itself as an ongoing serial, where the main characters would find themselves farther and farther from home. Where each step intended to get them back, would take them even further away.
I could go on for a while about how the story developed from a film I had been developing, but, to be completely honest, I’m not entirely certain I won’t use that story concept yet, so I’m not going to go into too many details about that part of the development of this project.
But ultimately, I had this idea for a serialized story, where these two characters would continue on a seemingly neverending adventure, somewhat similar to things like the old TV shows Sliders or Quantum Leap.
But then I realized that I already had two ongoing series in development and I really just wanted something which would serve as a single story. Something I had no intentions of doing anything more with.
So, I trimmed the concept down into a simple little adventure tale where two con artists get lost in time and find themselves in the midst of another con’s scam, which they have to manipulate in order to get home.
At that point, I still had no clue of the actual ending of the story.
In fact, I didn’t have an actual idea of the ending of the story until I got to the end of writing the first draft.
And then I realized that there is so much more story left to tell.
Which means that, although I wanted this to be a one off book, I keep finding myself considering the other stories I could tell about Chelle and Griff…
But that’s for another time. Well, you know, maybe later this week…I haven’t decided on how much I can get into the future of this series without giving away the ending of the book…
For now, pick yourself up a copy of the book which became much more ridiculous than I would have expected, considering it originally began as a story about two guys who happen upon a DeLorean which can actually time travel…
And have fun out there!