My name is Yennaedo Balloo.
I have a full time job in Business Development. I have a dog. I have friends. I love writing. When I’ve had a long day at work, I get home and sit at my desk and write to unwind. When I’ve had a great day, I celebrate by writing (with a glass of scotch). If it’s a normal day, I continue that by keeping up with my writing routine.
I use this space to share progress on projects underway (which you can see summaries of in the Novels section ), as well as my thoughts on writing both from a technical approach to an emotional/spiritual one (those can be found in the On Writing section).
I’ll be using it to share material as I draft new novels. My genre of writing bounces around some. There’s some inward looking genre fiction (Beneath the Wood and Of Unicorns & Satellites), but there’s some fun to be had as well (Five Talents).
This is a testament to dedication to the craft and art even when you have the excuse of a long day at the office behind you, or the easy alternative of a TV, video games, or aimless internet wandering in front of you. This is about choosing to sit at the desk when I could instead slouch on the couch.
My goal is to make my writing and stories celebrations of life and everything in it. From the joy to the sadness, adventures to minutiae – it all adds up in the grand formula of anyone’s lifetime. 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 email@example.com, or follow me on my Twitter @Optional_Irony