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My target 1000 mi
Writing for Dystonia UK's epic #DystoniaAroundTheWorld challenge to raise awareness and funds for my charity!
Thanks for visiting my profile. This year, I am taking on Dystonia UK's epic #DystoniaAroundTheWorld challenge to raise awareness and funds for my charity!
I will be taking part in a writeathon to build up as many miles as I can to power the virtual trip from Dystonia UK's HQ in London around the world and back. My initial aim was to write for 1000 minutes in many sprints. This is equivalent to running 100 miles, something I would fail at within the first few steps. I have achieved that so my goal has increased to 1000 miles which currently feels impossible. I will keep you updated on my blog katekenzie.com and share the resulting short stories/flash fiction there for you to read. As my dystonia affects my ability to write/type there will not be as many posted as I would like.
Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that is estimated to affect at least 100,000 people in the UK. It presents with uncontrollable and sometimes painful muscle spasms triggered by incorrect signals from the brain. It is the 3rd most common movement disorder behind Parkinson’s and essential tremor yet many have never heard of it.
Dystonia UK is the only UK national charity dedicated to helping people affected by dystonia.
Help me put dystonia on the world map and change the lives of people who often feel alone and forgotten by taking on the #DystoniaAroundTheWorld challenge yourself or donating to my fundraising page.
Thank you so much for your support! If you have any ideas of topics for my short stories, please let me know.
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Final push to get more miles!Friday 30th Oct I have not done very well keeping you updated and stories written need to be edited before they are put on my blog but I am nearly at 600 miles and have jumped over my goal to over £700. I can't thank you enough but will try to see if more can be done.
Thank you for your ongoing supportThursday 1st Oct
Shattered DreamsThursday 1st Oct
300 miles reached!Friday 25th Sep
Walking and visiting treesMonday 21st Sep Since shielding my mobility has decreased and my waistline expanded. Cake and chocolate tastes nicer when the world is stressful. I recently set myself a challenge to walk everyday to the nearby trees with my walker with the aim of being able to reach the top of the road to post a letter. A simple thing that dystonia makes impossible. Thanks to the lack of accountability, I soon decided an extra cuppa or 5 minutes reading mattered more. It has to change so every walk will count towards my miles.
Man on the Moon fiction for FridayFriday 18th Sep
It has been too long but 200 miles reached!Monday 14th Sep I have not updated here for too long but I am plodding on with my miles but much slower than expected. Thanks to medication changes dystonia is fighting back with headaches and pain making screen time more difficult. Despite that I have reached 200 miles so new flash fiction is on my blog. It is the first one from the tales of Mexenby Hall. Mexenby, a fictional Yorkshire town plays a big role in the novels I am writing. Mexenby Hall holds many secrets to discover.
New DestinationsFriday 4th Sep After 100 miles, I arrived at my dream destination of The Cabinet of Curiosities, Haworth but since I increased my mileage goal a new ultimate destination is needed. Followers of my blog will know I love witches and their history so it is fitting the destination I want to virtually reach is The Witchcraft Museum in Boscastle, Cornwall via other places on my wish list in real life. The last time I visited Cornwall I was too chicken to go in and I have been kicking myself ever since.
Stories for SeptemberWednesday 2nd Sep
Back writing!Wednesday 26th Aug
Dystonia wins!Sunday 23rd Aug
£100 target has been reached!Thursday 20th Aug
100 miles complete!Wednesday 19th Aug If I had worn my boots and walked my completed miles I will have reached my destination of The Cabinet of Curiosities in Haworth for a much needed retail session via York.
Increasing goal!Thursday 13th Aug
T-shirt's make it official!Monday 10th Aug
The Gansey GirlThursday 6th Aug
On my way to the sea!Thursday 6th Aug
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