Announcement: (R)Evolution.

At this point, Guns of Asgard is currently sucking up time in the editing tank. Rather than work on the editing part of that story, which I’ll do after I’ve had a decent break from it, I am working on a new story right now.

What is that story titled, you ask? (R)Evolution.

The story itself kinda harkens back to my first published piece, Synthetic Reality. It takes place in the near future where cybernetic augmentation and prosthetic applications are available. The use of such applications is a subject of moral debate while the technology itself requires regular maintenance.

In this world, a cop ends up acting as a guard for the president of one of the leading cybernetic corporations. In the midst of riots and armed protests over augmentation and mechanical prosthesis, he winds up having to find where he stands on the issue of cybernetics while investigating a possible monopoly that could affect the lives of everyone who uses such technology.

(R)Evolution is looking to be a very promising story, at least in my mind. It brings back fond memories of my work with Synthetic Reality, which is always a good thing.  While the idea and setting itself might seem cliche anymore, I’m hoping to give it some solid characters and an interesting story to tell.

Just thought you guys might like an idea as to what’s coming up in the future. I figure once the first draft of this story is done, I’ll get to work on editing both it and Guns of Asgard. For now, time to enjoy the project.

Dawnstar.

“Dawnstar is awesome!…Goosebump-inducing, all American, futuristic bad-assery.” – Doug Lance; Editor-in-Chief, eFiction Magazine.

Those are the first words I’ve heard from anyone in regards to ‘Dawnstar’. Why do they fill me with so much happiness and joy to see? That would be because ‘Dawnstar’ is my now accepted submission to eFiction’s June issue.

That’s right, Ladies and Gentlemen, James has gone 2-for-2 on the publishing front. First: ‘Synthetic Reality’ made the cut, now ‘Dawnstar’ fills in the ranks of the other great works of the June 2012 issue.

It may be needless to say, but I am beyond ecstatic at the moment. This news has officially made my entire weekend all that much better. Not only because of the publishing, but also because I can partake in and observe the workshop editing happening behind the scenes. It’s the perfect way to see other techniques and methods that I’m not entirely familiar with; through that, I can improve my own skills as a–as Chuck Wendig would describe–Penmonkey.

So yes, folks, keeps your eyes open for eFiction come June 1st. If you’ve been good this year, you’ll find ‘Dawnstar’ filling your proverbial stocking when you wake up in the morning.