After my first NaNoWriMo win in 2010 the following two years I did write, but not the whole 50,000 words. But hurrah 2013 has seen me winning again. At just over 50,000 I think I’ve nearly completed my first draft (just a couple of scenes still to write). What I’m most impressed about though was, this year, I wrote nearly every day (until I ‘won’ and then I crashed and have done nothing since – oops).
Huge congrats go to all my NaNo buddies who won or wrote anything – great job guys.
For those of you who would like to know a little more about my novel Tetrana – here’s the link to the extract on the NaNoWriMo website and here’s my Pinterest inspirations board (I really want some of those clothes!).
Now I need to edit up to a fuller novel count, so any advice on how to do this without the extra words merely becoming padding would be gratefully received.
If you hadn’t guessed by the banner, next week in the UK is Occupational Therapy Week. And I have a challenge for you all.
On Twitter I have recently started following
@GrangerKate - Dr Kate Granger. Kate has a blog on her experience of being diagnosed with terminal cancer. On a blog post on 4th September Kate wrote about how something seemingly so small being forgotten impacted on her as a patient. Do read the post I’ve linked to and then pop back here.
Shocking, right? As Kate said this is so basic it appears many of us have forgotten it. So let’s make OT week the start of bringing this back to each of your interventions. Bravo if you already do it, keep going – but, if you’ve let it slip, then start again.
Now I’m not in clinical practice at the moment so instead, starting today I’m going to tweet this once a day for the whole of OT week.
#hellomynameis Kirsty Stanley and I’m an Occupational Therapist – Health & social care professionals share the power – share your name!
Who is with me? This is so important, I’d love to hear if you think making an effort to do this has impacted positively on your practice.
Please share your #hellomynameis comments on Kate’s blog, tweet me
@kirstyes and @GrangerKate – share these posts, get colleagues involved and if you get the opportunity to follow up your introduction with a clear definition of what Occupational Therapy is do it and share those below.
Also CONGRATULATIONS to the BU OTs who are graduating on Wednesday and GOOD LUCK to the two year groups who start their placement on Monday – remember #hellomynameis.