NaNoWriMo Win

*Drum roll*

And its official, NaNoWriMo is over…..Yipeee. Crossed the treacherous finish line at 20:15 today with my word count at 52,158 words
*grins from ear to ear*
I’ll be lying if i didn’t say this seemed pretty impossible at the start, but i found a way amongst the stress of everyday to write a little bit at a time. Now i officially have the First draft of my novel. I had a title in mind at the beginning but as the story morphed it had to change along with it. My new working title is The Rose Rebellion. A sequel is floating around in my head even as i lay the this novel draft down for a well deserved rest till January, till then i plan on enjoying this Christmas and New Year break.
If you want to check my page on the Nanowrimo site my pen name is…….you guessed right RUBYR8. *wink*

See you in the comments 🙂


Midweek Music – Much Ado About Hello

It’s all the rave now, the words HELLO by Adele has been made almost a cult song of the moment, more covers than imaginable even the challenge on social media is un-missable. It’s the tear jerking song of the year, reminds you of the good, bad and ugly but really when the dust settles and your nostalgic haze clears up if you had been the one hurt would you pick up the epic selfish call of a lifetime to reminisce with someone who ripped your heart out.


I don’t think so. *looks unblinking into your face*

…..or would your answer be a yes. Tell me in your comment. 🙂

Image Credit – Wikipedia Commons


Monochrome Tuesday: My Favourite Subjects

Nikon and a flower by rubys polaroid
Nikon and a flower by rubys polaroid
Nikon and A flower

Today on my blog is for Monochrome/Black and White shots. I decided to take a pic instead of my two favourite subjects, one of which usually is taking the nature shots. Most people don’t believe this is my To-Go Camera but it has been for slightly over a year now. Small and compact does have its advantages and till its bigger Bro arrives it will have to do 🙂 .

How was your day today? I enjoyed mine since its my Birthday.

*wide cheesy grin*

See you tomorrow, and I’ll certainly have an Adele Inspired post for my midweek Music Post. 😀


Linked to Cee’s Black and White Photography Challenge 


Urban Thursday: Obalende Bridge Lagos

Obalende Bridge Underpass Lagos by rubys polaroid
Obalende Bridge Underpass Lagos by rubys polaroid
Obalende Bridge Underpass

Today under the Urban Category i’m featuring a shot I took with my phone recently in Obalende, Lagos. It is a very busy and ever bubbling transport hub in Lagos, home to a variety of things, its the quintessential melting pot. From here you can get a bus ( small, medium or large) going to anywhere and lets not forget the other modes of transport in Lagos.
The every slinky KeKe (Tricycle) and sometimes bikes.
The parallel line of light inspired me to take a shot through the bus window as we passed underneath on my way home.


Monochrome Tuesday: Needle Beauty

Apologies for the late post (yet again), monochrome is the theme for today. Under the lens today is the Black&White conversion of an earlier post. SEE POST HERE.
What are your thoughts, is it beautiful the way nature presented it or does the conversion speak better?

YELLOW Things and more

Raindrops on a yellow petal by rubys polaroid

Natural monday swings by again weirdly and enough its the mid monday of a month with 5 mondays
*the least favourite day of the week*
Today i’ll be digging into my library for some shots that I love, the colours will brighten even the dreariest day.
So what did you do to brighten your monday?

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Halfway on a Sunday

Borderline by rubys polaroid

Today marks the halfway point in 2 awesome November to remember challenges: #NaNoWriMo and #NaBloPoMo, and it has been a real test of my writing and blogging abilities. Now as #Nanowrimo writers are digging deep for more inspiration and word prompts to help flesh out scenes and make sense of chapters, some few lucky writers are already at the finish line.
*Jaw dropping silence*
Yup some have pumped out their 50,000 worth of words in 2.5 weeks but this is no time to be discouraged for the regular paced writers like me. We still have 15more days to the finish line and hopefully I get to cross as well.
Would love scene prompts or pointers from fellow writers and even if you are not participating comments are always welcome. 😀


Friday Haiku: Golden Cranes

Orizuru (折鶴)
Orizuru (折鶴)
Delicate dancing cranes,
Concealing hearts of pure gold,

To touch and inspire.

Image Credit: Wikipedia