I just won NaNoWriMo!!

I just won NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) by writing 50,000 words in November!!!

Nano-22-Winner-Badge

Many of my blogging friends know I spend most of my spare time either reading or writing. This year I took part in my first proper nano (having combined my previous attempt with my submission for my Masters😄).

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I’m not going to lie, it’s been bloomin’ hard. This time round I have been working full-time during a very busy period, we’ve had a family holiday, suffered a sickness bug and more all to contend with.

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But I did it!! I do owe a massive thank you to my amazing husband for giving me the time to write, making numerous cuppas during sprints and listening to all my book-related babble – poor bloke!.

Nano Badge

I’ve also been regularly meeting with my writer friends every Sunday and most evenings online so that has really helped keep me motivated and I’m very grateful to them.

Nano Trackers

Thank you of course, to my lovely blogging friends and #writephoto participants who have stuck by me despite my limited correspondence. Normal service will resume and I will go back and read any of your lovely entries that I have missed.

Nano Word Count

#nanowrimo #nanowrimo2022 #nanowinner2022 #writing #winner #50000wordsin30days

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#WRITEPHOTO – Herd

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Just through the fog

a little out of sight

Stand these mighty creatures

In the gloomy morning light

Reindeer – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows very foggy morning, just through the fog a herd of deer can just about be seen.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Visitor

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

With a bushy tail

And twitchy nose

Just popping by

To say hello!

Visitor – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a small squirrel nibbling something whilst sitting on a fence panel.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Tractor

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Early in the morning

Always first on hand

This little tractor sets off

Ready to farm our lands

Can you tell the tale of our little red tractor?

Tractor – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a red tractor about to head into the early morning fog.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

Tile Tales – Arrival

Arrival by KL Caley – The Original Kit

Wahahhahahahaha!!

Spooky stories can only be expected on today of all days.

QOTD ❔ – Do you celebrate Halloween (Samhain or other related festivals)?


Today’s tale was made with the Original kit


Want to play along?

I love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks.
I’m no poetry writer so I prefer to create a short story of sorts.
The kits can be found here (and they are free):

KL 💗

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#WRITEPHOTO – Fog

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Descending on the countryside

Coming in quick

The gloom descends

Pea Soup thick!

Fog – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a river, further along it you can see some shadows of trees which the fog is starting to blur.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

Tile Tales – Worship

Worship by KL Caley – Original Kit

Black nights have truly arrived. The moon and stars shine brightly in the sky. All hallows eve is soon to arrive. So it is time for the spooky(ish) tales to begin.

Would you dare worship the arrival of this goddess?


Today’s tale was made with the Original kit


Want to play along?

I love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks.
I’m no poetry writer so I prefer to create a short story of sorts.
The kits can be found here (and they are free):

KL 💗

Tile Tales Logo

#WRITEPHOTO – Gargoyle

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Perched along the window

Way up high

Intriguing or grotesque

are these little guys

Gargoyle – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a crenellation below which are four gargoyles jutting out above arched windows.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

Tile Tales – Flames

Flames by KL Caley – Poet Kit

The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.

Nikola Tesla

QOTD – Do you believe humans are the flames, the firefighters, or both?


Today’s tale was made with the Poet Kit


Want to play along?

I love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks.
I’m no poetry writer so I prefer to create a short story of sorts.
The kits can be found here (and they are free):

KL 💗

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Nano Prep – tick

Evening everyone,

Just a quick post tonight to find out if anyone is doing nanowrimo?

Blowing my own trumpet here, but I’ve just spent a very productive day with a writer friend and outlined a full novel. It’s historical fiction, dual timeline with the historical timeline based on a true (and hopefully very intriguing) story. I know the planning is only a tiny bit of the work but I feel really chuffed to have got it done.

…And if anything it’s made me even more excited about writing the story. It’s one that’s been tormenting me/brewing for a couple of years now.

Novel Outline

If you are attempting it, let me know your nano name and we can cheer each other on.

Take care.

KL ❤️