Welcome to Optional Irony. I’m an indie novelist who uses this as a space to discuss my projects, as well as TV, Movies, Music, and and more.

While I stay busy with acting, podcasting, and concerts/events around Los Angeles, I love writing and the power of the written word to convey emotions, comfort, encourage, and inspire.

I’ve already self-published three novels which you can see in the Novels section and jump over to Amazon to support me whether by purchasing them on Kindle or in real life Paperback. My thoughts on writing both from a technical approach to an emotional/spiritual one can be found in the On Writing section.

This blog is a part of my ongoing discipline to maintain a steady habit of writing. There are things you are guaranteed to take and appreciate from life, but the irony? That’s always been optional.

Questions, concerns or possible topics you’d like my discussion or thoughts on? Feel free to contact at optional.irony@gmail.com, or follow me on Twitter: @Why_Balloo

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Avinviluu says:

    You have a lot of good advice that I find to be very inspirational. A lot of the challenges in writing you cover under On Writing are things I find myself faced with when I try to write, especially the post about motivation!

    1. Y. Balloo says:

      Thank you, I’m honored that it resonates with you! Finding motivation to not only write, but also to outline, edit, rewrite and continually improve one’s work is always a challenge. It’s a misconception that art should just “flow,” sometimes we need to conquer ourselves to produce it and that struggle makes it all the more important to continue working at it with discipline until it’s in a state where we can say that it is as good as we can make it, it is the story I wanted to tell, it is finished. Keep at it, and stay in touch!

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