Approaching the one month mark

July 28, 2009 at 8:03 pm

As I write this, it is July 28. August looms close in our future. Our event starts August 31 and registration will begin about two weeks before that.

The worker bees of Romance Unleashed are busy collecting prizes and getting the word out to prospective participants. We have several guest bloggers lined up to share their wit and wisdom on subjects related to writing and reading (we’ll reveal some of their names in our next post). The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is working on a new Event page for us.

Things are coming together nicely at our end. We feel like hosts getting ready for a party. Sweeping the floors, stocking the bar, hanging the balloons. No matter how pretty we make it–no matter how tasty the hors d’oeuvres–our party’s success really depends on the guests.

We had an awesome bunch of participants last year–readers and writers. Folks who knew someone with cystic fibrosis and many who simply feel the sympathy for the cause. We’re counting on even more folks joining us this year.

Pass the word along to all your friends. It’s a great way to meet your writing goals. A fun excuse to curl up with a good book for a great cause. A way to win prizes, be part of a team and challenge your friends.

Together we can harness the power of story to change the grim reality of cystic fibrosis into a happy ending for generations to come!

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In 2008, Unleash Your Story raised $11,366 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our 2009 goal is $23,000. Dollars Raised
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A combined read-a-thon and write-a-thon that challenges readers, writers and published authors to unleash their stories and make a difference.

Our 2009 goal is to raise $23,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis. Register now!.

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Pacesetter Author

Lori Wilde is our 2009 Pacesetter Author.

Lori has sold 47 books to 4 major New York publishers--5 books coming out in 2009. She's prolific and dedicated to writing regularly to keep up with all those deadlines!

Lori promises to set a sizzling pace for all our writers to follow! Her goal for the event is 60,000 words!

To learn more about Lori, visit her Pacesetter Page

Michelle Buonfiglio Pacesetter Reader

We are proud to have Michelle Buonfiglio as our 2009 Pacesetter Reader.

Michelle hosts Barnes & Noble.com’s new “Heart to Heart” (H2H) daily romance fiction blog and is the creative force behind RomanceBuyTheBook.com (RBTB), a fun and positive place where readers and writers hang to talk love, sex, family, life -- and, of course, romance novels

Michelle's goals are to read 10,000 pages and write 10,000 words in her blogs and comments.

To learn more about Michelle, visit her Pacesetter Page

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