Saturday, December 19, 2020

December Update

Henlo my dudes! Hope you're all staying safe and warm out there in these crazy times. I've got a plethora of cool things to discuss, so let me get down to it.

What am I Writing?

Bastion Academy: Foundations

For Jiyong, Bastion Academy is more than just a school for magic in the heart of the Kingdom…

It’s his chance to pursue the secrets of the ancient ones’ machines and get his family out of the poverty-stricken outer-city. His acceptance letter in hand, Jiyong is sure nothing will stand in the way of his dreams.

When a street brawl lands him in a coma only weeks into the year, his chances of graduating are all but shot. With an unlikely digital companion, he’ll have to rebuild his magic core and catch up on all his classes, or risk being dropped from the academy at the end of the year.

But kingdom life is not like the outer-cities, and kingdom kids are far more ruthless about who they’ll allow to climb to the top. Jiyong will have to train hard and fight for every score to make it in this wealthy academy for powerful families, all while supporting his own from afar.

New hawt book series releasing at the end of this month! It's up for preorder on Amazon, so go nab yourself a copy and get reading in the new year. There's also a free short story "Bastion Academy: First Summer" that will be released with it for free* (you must sign up for my newsletter to get the link)

Bastion Academy: Machina Sickness

I've nearly wrapped up the second book in the series, which was at least twice as awesome as the first. The third book outline is almost gelled as well, and it promises to be twice as awesome as the second. So, I'm bringing you lots and lots of Bastion coolness next year!

Unannounced IP Short Story

I'm working on a short story for an anthology close to my heart. I would love to release some details, but they're not available just yet.

What am I Reading?

Wellness and Personal Growth:

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber


Rogue Dungeon by James A. Hunter and eden Hudson

There's no events going on that I've signed up for, so... I'm just hanging out inside writing, reading, and playing games! I'm playing NeiR:Automata and Stardew Valley right now ^_^

Later taters, have a great holiday season and cross your fingers for a better new year!

~J.D. Astra

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Something about November - Time to catch up again...

Hey my dudes. Not sure what happens in November but it seems I remember this site exists near the end of the year.

WELL... I'm gonna do my best not to forget come January 1st.

OKAY Let's get you up to date really quick:

  1. I quit the 9-5, forsaking dollar bills in favor of fueling my soul. I mean I still need dollars to like eat and pay bills, so if you're interested in what I'm working on, you can support me by buying my stuff on Amazon (J.D. Astra) or consider being a lifeline on Patreon.
Well that's it, you're all caught up 😂😂

Just kidding. I'm working on some pretty cool stuff right now called Bastion Academy, and I have two books in a LitRPG Superhero series (third and final to come sometime next year) called Zero.Hero. Bastion is definitely my best series so far, and I really love writing it. Having a great time and hope to write at least five or six books in this series. You can find Bastion Academy on Royal Road if you'd like to read the unedited version for free.

I'll keep it short and sweet my dudes, that's what's up for now. Join my mailing list for more detailed/advanced information, or consider dropping me a fiver on Patreon to get all the hot goss before it comes here.