Pacesetter Pep Talk

August 25, 2009 at 5:06 am 3 comments

sm-lori-credit1Dear Writers,
Thank you for joining me in the Unleash Your Story write-a-thon to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. As a registered nurse, I’ve seen first hand what this disease can do to families. But I’ve also witnessed many acts of simple bravery as the victims of this disease go forward with their lives in spite of the difficulties they face.
As a writer, I’m setting a quick pace. My daily writing goal is 3,000 words a day, five days a week. That pace equals a 60,000 word book in a month. You don’t have to match my pace, but I hope you’ll give it a try. I know you can do this. Shoot for quantity at this point. Shut off that infernal internal editor and just let the words fly. Because I believe as Ray Bradbury does. “Quantity eventually equals quality.” Write enough and you can’t help but be good.
I’ll be starting a brand new project, my third book for HarperCollins. Even if you’re not starting a new project, this is your opportunity to kick-start your writing and take it to a whole new level. We’re going to work hard, but we’re also going to have fun. There’s nothing more exhilarating than writing in the fiery, creative heat of a hot fast draft. Are you ready?
On your mark…get set…write!
Lori Wilde

As an added incentive, any published or unpublished author who matches Lori’s 60,000 word production during the event will receive a $10 Borders Gift Card. Match the 60,000 words and raise $250 and you’ll get a $25 gift card. Good luck to everyone, whatever your goal!


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  • 1. Linda B  |  August 25, 2009 at 6:52 pm


    • 2. Teresa Bodwell  |  August 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm

      Reading is it’s own talent. A writer’s imagination starts the story, but it takes a reader to complete it. This is why our event brings readers and writers together. When readers and writers work together, magic happens.

      We hope the magic we spark here will bring us closer to a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Thanks for your support!

  • 3. Unleash Your Story « Shari Creates  |  September 2, 2009 at 5:10 am

    […] beautifully.  I am an overacheiver too, so I’m hoping to meet BOTH Lori Wilde’s write 60,000 words challenge and Michelle Buonfiglio’s read 10,000 pages and write 10,000 words challenges. Fortunately, I […]

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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 &’s new “Heart to Heart” (H2H) daily romance fiction blog and is the creative force behind (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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