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The Zero Hour finale is here!

The June 2010 issue of JCP News is live -- and it's the Zero Hour Finale!
Wrap your head around topics such as:

Is Starting Better Than Finishing?
According to psychologists, our brains may think so.

The Future is Here And it is daunting!
(AKA another reason why I love Post-Its and want to marry them)

Sleepwalker
Coming this week, June 20, to JCP Books, LLC

Ticking Down to Zero Hour
My thoughts on the story and the writing process

Drum roll, please...
Thirty months in the making, the Zero Hour Finale! (And the crowd goes wild.) At least, I hope so ;-)

Click here for the June 2010 edition of JCP News!

Comments

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andy_slayde
Jun. 15th, 2010 10:46 am (UTC)
Congrats on the finish! Will you be putting it out in paperback or ebook format?
jordan_c_price
Jun. 15th, 2010 11:13 am (UTC)
Both! I figure there's demand for both.
andy_slayde
Jun. 15th, 2010 11:47 am (UTC)
Excellent!
bluesimplicity
Jun. 16th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
WAAAAAH!!! I can't believe it's over!!

So sad, but so good!! Really, Zero Hour got to be like a good friend you could expect over for brunch once a month. I'm going to miss Ernest and Will. But I am looking forward to your new serialization.

Congrats on an EXCELLENT job!! **sigh** I really did love those 2.

Best,
Blue
jordan_c_price
Jun. 16th, 2010 08:51 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'll miss them too. Ernest always felt very healthy to write, especially after writing a Channeling Morpheus scene where Michael was beheading someone with a small knife...it was good to get into the mind of someone who was neither psychotic nor neurotic (Vic).

I'll also miss Will. Looking back over his character arc, I liked how he initially used his superior talking skills to create a distance, and how eventually, when he saw Ernest had stopped shunting in for him, he got really tender, and good at expressing his feelings.
lycias
Jun. 16th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
I started reading Zero Hour a couple days ago, just out of curiosity since your PsyCop series is a favorite of mine. I am completely stunned! This is amazing! When I began, I did not expect to find myself reading such an original and complex dystopic novel! Ernest has quickly climbed the ranks of my favorite literary characters; he is so guileless and yet his curiosity and intelligence make him such a compelling character.

I know that you said on your website that you were going to brush up the chapters before publication. I'm sure others have pointed it out, but one mistake near the end of part 29 was pretty hard to miss, you begin to use the name "Matthew" instead of "Benjamin." I caught on, but thought I should let you know.

Thank you for the wonderful read! I really cannot wait until it is published as a book later this year!
jordan_c_price
Jun. 16th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
WOW, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the story as much as you did. I regarded it as a grand experiment, and while I feel my sci-fi chops are pretty shaky, I did enjoy writing Ernest. I felt as I was writing him that if his characteristics didn't mesh right, he'd be a pretty nauseating character...but it never seemed too difficult to strike the balance. If he ever seemed to be getting cloying I could pull back and let his intelligence kick in.

Thank you so much for spotting that mistake! It's funny, I only did it for one month, and then I went back to Benjamin. I must have had Will's old boyfriend on the mind ;-) (I went and updated the website. Can't stand to have errors like that show through!)
lycias
Jun. 16th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
No problem! I'm a bit perfectionistic too, so I'm glad I could help :)
jordan_c_price
Jun. 16th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
I'm still smiling about Ernest climbing the ranks of your favorite literary characters. That's so darn cool!
lycias
Jun. 17th, 2010 07:10 am (UTC)
Haha, seriously though, it's the day after I finished the book and I'm still thinking about all the characters! I definitely see potential for Zero Hour shorts, not to try and persuade the author or anything...:) On my morning run, I was thinking about Abraham--I considered him one of the most complex characters in the book, I really liked him--and Audrey, who was adorable. If there was Zero Hour fanfiction, I would definitely ship those two :)

P.S. I just started reading the sample chapter of Hemovore and I have a feeling that I might just have to cut my grocery allowance for next week a bit to give in and get the ebook haha.
jordan_c_price
Jun. 19th, 2010 09:19 am (UTC)
Oh yikes, so sorry to make you choose between books and food! There's dedication for you!

I'm really happy to hear that you liked Abraham and that he was interesting for you. With Ernest being freaked out by him, and Ernest being the POV character, I wasn't sure how he'd be received in general. I like Abraham a lot.
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