Challenge ~*~ Dear Diary Challenge 2011 ~*~ Mini Challenge is up for Aug :D

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  1. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 2
    This challenge was created in 2007 by [link=http://boards.theforce.net/ASP/user.asp?usr=the_wandering_shadow]the_wandering-shadow[/link]. It was/is such great fun, that it should be done again...and again and again and again. Now under a sock to ward of DRL, so if something happens to your current host [link=http://boards.theforce.net/UserPages/Profile.aspx?user=JediFalcon](JediFalcon)[/link] the thread will go on anyway.:D

    Teh Rulez:

    1)
    You have to keep the diary of a character for a whole year. It does not matter if it's canon cast or OC, AU, non-Star Wars, whatever. Write the diary of a droid, surprise us all. There was a diary of Yoda's Lightsaber once. Nothing's impossible!:D

    2)
    You have to update a least twice a month. You can update as often as you want. Just remember you need to have enough story left for the rest of the year.;)

    3)
    The length of the updates does not matter. Write a paragraph, write pages, do what you want. Just do it.

    4)
    I'm the keeper of the documents, meaning the Indexer. If you fail to update for a month, I'll send you a reminder and give you another week to update. This means seven days from the missed month update, not seven days from the date of the PM. For example, if your diary was last updated on March 3, and you haven't updated in 31 days - April 3 (NOTE: the number of days is subject to the number days in a given month, so if you last updated in February, it would be 28 days +7), you would have until April 10 to update, regardless if I failed to PM you until the fifth of April. If you fail to update after the extended 7 days, you're out. NO Exceptions! If you want to do NaNo, keep that in mind. Do some updates up in front, you'll be amazed how little time to write you might have.

    5)
    Make my life easy, will you? PM me when you update your diaries. [face_batting]

    6)
    No posting (and writing) until January 1st 2011 [face_shame_on_you]
    Think and talk as much as you want though.

    7)
    There will be a mini-challenge each month. I will give you a theme or topic to integrate into the diary. It is NOT obligatory, just something to get your imagination running.

    8)
    If you failed to update for a month three times, the next time you don't update for a month, the diary will automatically drop out of the challenge. It does not matter if that three times are in a row or scattered across the year.

    9)
    Voting for the winner will be in the first two weeks of January. Everybody may vote, so invite your readers to do so, and everybody you know.


    If there are any questions left, post them here in the thread or [link=http://boards.theforce.net/PrivateMessages/SendMessage.aspx?usr=622139]pm me[/link].



    Old Challenge Threads:
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction_resource/b10304/25809540/p12/]Dear Diary Challenge 2007[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction_resource/b10304/27816976/p1/?72]Dear Diary Challenge 2008[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction_resource/b10304/29588737/p1]Dear Diary Challenge 2009[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_fiction_resource/b10304/30642121/p1/?218]Dear Diary Challenge 2010[/link]
  2. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 2
    The 2011 Index

    The index will be sorted by era and title. The colour coding is as follows:

    Green = within the updating schedule
    Orange = 14 days without an update.
    Red = one month without update, you have 7 days to update, or you're out of the challenge

    **


    Before

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31457261/p1/]Reports From Healer Adin[/link] by earlybird-obi-wan, updated 11/23/11


    Saga

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/31456977/p1/]Dawn of Darkness[/link] by JediFalcon, updated 11/28/11

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/31466694/p1/]The Dawn Of Defiance Journals[/link] by whiskers, updated 11/09/11

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/31459876/p1/]Whispers Of Wire[/link] by Etain/MsLanna, updated 11/23/2011



    Beyond

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/31484625/r31484629/]Downward Spiral: The Diary of Syal Antilles[/link] by LaneWinree, updated 11/27/11

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/31456574/r31456579/]EXONERATED: The Jade-Terrik Adventures[/link] by JediMara77, updated 11/26/11

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/31457271/p1/]Reports From Healer Adin Jr[/link] by earlybird-obi-wan, updated 11/23/11

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/31465126/r31472106/]So NOT A Stay At Home Mom[/link] by Briannakin, updated 11/27/11




    NSWFF

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_wars_fan_fiction/b10808/31457150/p1/?0]Harry Potter: The Reluctant Journal Of Ron Weasley[/link] by FelsGoddess, updated 11/26/11

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_wars_fan_fiction/b10808/31476568/p1/?2]Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Very Secret Diary of Appa[/link] by NYCitygurl, updated 11/28/11




    **


    Mini Challenges

    January: Winter
    February: Love
    March: Thief
    April: Butterflies
    May:Spring
    June: Green
    July n/a
    August: Vacation
    September:Fall
    October:N/A
    November: An unexpected call
    **

    Out of Competetion

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/31472521/p1/]Caith?eadiha ? The Outcast[/link] by Corellian_Ale, updated 04/20/11

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31495836/p1/?11]Hello There![/link] by Valairy_Scot



    **

    Dead Diaries

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/31456616/p1/?0]A Child's Call[/link] by Raphire, updated 09/23/11

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/31457193/p1/?0]The Will Of The Force[/link] by The1stJediPrincess, updated 06/12/11

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/31484125/p1/?1]Promised Land[/link] by Maggy, updated 05/24/2011

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_wars_fan_fiction/b10808/31457352/p1/]Star Trek: The Edge Of Sanity And Reason[/link] by Master_Jaina1011, updated 05/16/11

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/31471323/r31483223/]As This Comes To Be[/link] by Etain/MsLanna, updated 05/15/2011

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_wars_fan_fiction/b10808/31456958/p1/]Tron Legacy: End of Line[/link] by RX_Sith, updated 05/09/11

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/31456686/p1/]FLYBOY: The Journal of Praetor Ordo[/link] by Volund_Starfire, updated 04/30/11

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/31462388/p
  3. Diary_Challenge_Sock Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2007
    star 2
    The 2010 Index

    The index will be sorted by era and title. The colour coding is as follows:

    Green = within the updating schedule
    Orange = 14 days without an update.
    Red = one month without update, you have 7 days to update, or you're out



    Before

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/30661819]Second diary of Kaagi Adin[/link] by earlybird-obi-wan, COMPLETED: 12/16






    Saga

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30662625/p1/]Ardy's Log[/link] by QueenArdnassak, COMPLETED 12/28

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30661829]Observations they are[/link] by earlybird-obi-wan, COMPLETED 12/16

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30663223/p1/]The Last of the Old [/link] by Corellian_Ale, COMPLETED 01/02

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30671287/p1/?0]While I Wait[/link] by Takianna, lCOMPLETED 12/30




    Beyond

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30661751/r30675817/]Beginnings[/link] by Ceillean, last updated: 12/21

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30661834]Healer?s adventures[/link] by earlybird-obi-wan, COMPLETED 12/16





    NSWFF

    [Star Trek 2009][link=http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_wars_fan_fiction/b10808/30662158/p1/]Cherished Moments ? Then, Now, and Always[/link] by Jade_eyes, last updated: 12/13





    Out of Competiton

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30664849/p1/?0] The Musings of a Smuggler and Information Broker[/link] by Lane_Winree, last updated: 7/13

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/b/b10475/30680826]The Dark Path[/link] by moosemousse, last updated: 08/29



    Mini-Challenges:

    January: An unexpected call.
    February: Snow
    March: Anchors
    April: Resignation
    May: Tabula Rasa
    June: n/a
    July:n/a
    August: n/a
    September: Bad Weather
    October: Halloween
    November: something to be thankful for
    December:



    Dead Diaries :(



    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30663136]Anima, Anonymous[/link] by ElvisTheCat, last updated: 1/1

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/30665724/p1/]Lucee's World[/link] by writing_ivy, last updated: 1/3

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30677150/p1/]The Eight in Space[/link] by Darkness_Himself, last updated: 1/7

    [Star Trek 2009][link=http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_wars_fan_fiction/b10808/30665494/p1/?4]Like a Dream[/link] by Ceillean, last updated: 1/9

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30675904/p1/?0]When It Rains It Pours[/link] by Jinngerbread, last updated: 1/

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/30654846/p1/?25]In Silent Moments [/link]by Jinngerbread, last updated 1/

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30663111/p1/]Another One for the History Holos [/link] by KotORBF2Female_Revan, last updated: 1/15

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30661978/p1/?0]A Peek In An OC Jedi's Log[/link] by LittleMissNightsaber, last updated: 1/18

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30694157/p1/]Mauled in Half[/link] by RX_Sith, last updated: 1/22

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/before_the_saga/b10475/30689743/p1/]Wild Child[/link] by CPL_Macja, last updated: 1/27

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30696518/p1/]Divided Loyalties[/link] by CPL_Macja, last updated: 1/26

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/beyond_the_saga/b10477/30661627/p1/]The Best I Can Be[/link] by LittleMissNightsaber, last updated: 1/30

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30680164/p1/?0]Reconnection [/link] by KotORBF2Female_Revan, last updated: 2/5

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30665427/p1/]T
  4. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
    Going to try this again and maybe it'll work better this time around.
  5. Raphire Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2008
    star 4
    I'll give it a go. Esspecially since I missed it by two days last year.
  6. moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    Sign me up again! :D

    Hopefully I'll be able to keep it going, and also update this year's one too.
  7. Takianna Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 22, 2005
    star 3
    Count me in AGAIN! I love to write these things! :)
  8. JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 5, 2004
    star 4
    I think I'm gonna try my hand at the diary challenge this year. It seems like a good way to keep me writing even when I'm not working on a longfic. :)
  9. Master_Jaina1011 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2002
    star 4
  10. earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 21, 2006
    star 6
    Going to do this again. I love to write them
  11. Overboard4aFel Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Aug 16, 2010
    star 2
    I have two ideas to work from, so I'll go ahead and say-- Sign me up!

    The question is which one to pursue? I'll know by January! :D
  12. Lane_Winree Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 30, 2006
    star 4
    I'll be giving it another go. Hopefully real-life won't get in the way this year :D
  13. Ceillean Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    My fingers are already itching to write. :p I know exactly what I want to write. :D Which is really a first because the last two years, I had major trouble coming with a decent idea. I think I made things too complicated but for 2011, it'll be easy and funny.

    How are you getting ready for the Diary? Notes? Outlines?
    Or are you just going to start writing whatever comes to mind?
  14. JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 5, 2004
    star 4
    I'm making a character list right now. I'll probably do a loose outline. But I'm using this as an exercise as making things up as I go along. That's gonna be a challenge!
  15. Ceillean Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    I tend to stick with outlines. This diary should be easy, though. But I said this with the others, too. [face_laugh] So you never know. I need a bunch of new characters for the diary so I'm starting with character profiles first.
  16. Master_Jaina1011 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2002
    star 4
    I'm itching to write.

    I developed my character over the past few months and I have a loose outline on what I'm going to do, with everything from her perspective.

    So between this and her own story, I will have her down pat.

    And i already have ideas of what she's going to be putting in her log.

  17. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 26, 2001
    star 9
    I'm using a very long-standing character of mine. I'm on book 3 of her series out of 5 and I have this pressing need to write hers for the following reason: Book 1, she's a 22-year-old schoolteacher with powerful connections who marries Senator Palpatine on the cusp of the Naboo crisis. Book 2, we check back in with her and she's 32, 10 years into being First Lady of the Republic and a completely different tone. So where did those 10 years go? I'm writing her diary in the first year as First Lady of the Republic. Prep? I'm watching a lot of West Wing.
  18. The_Zeltron Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 29, 2010
    star 6
    I'd like to sign up for the 2011 challenge.:D But, since this is my first time, I do have a couple questions. First, do we just post the diaries in their respective forums (Before the Saga, The Saga, etc.), and then let Diary_Challenge_Sock know when we update? Also, is there any specific format or necessary wording for each post? I guess I just don't know how the story should be titled and described, and what (if anything) is required per post. Thanks in advance to anyone who gives me a hand!:)
  19. Ceillean Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2001
    star 5
    Great to have you aboard! [face_dancing]

    Yep, you post your diary in the respective forums, Before, Saga or Beyond. Or also on the Non Star Wars FanFic boards, depending on what you want to write.
    When you update, just send the Diary Sock a PM so the index can be updated.

    Format...well, it should be in journal format. But not necessarily in a "Dear Diary" kind of way. A first person view on whatever you want to write about is perfectly fine. There are no word limits to your updates. It can just be a few sentences but it can be several paragraphs long too. It's completely up to you.



  20. Mechalich Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 2, 2010
    star 4
    I'll probably try to do this, though it's going to be up against part 2 of my Kalat Arm Desga series and other projects, which will make it more complex, especially because I'll likely do something certifiably insane like try to put out a daily diary entry (meaning 365 bits in all) as a model of a single year of a character's life.

    I have a good idea, involving a low-ranking officer and a refugee camp, but I'm not going to have much preparation since I'm presently focused elsewhere, and I need to get the novel to the self-sustaining point (which as someone who's abandoned things at the 40K point takes some doing) before taking on other ideas.
  21. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 31, 2004
    star 7
    I use an outline -- even if it's just a broad one for the main events per chapter/entry. And sometimes, a single scene would pop in my head and beg to be written and the rest of the details would spring from that. :)

    I thought: Nah! I have one thing I'm working on and 2 fics I'm thinking seriously of starting in January or thereabouts... but still [face_laugh]

    This Han/Leia bunny won't go away!

    I even have a cutesy fun title LOL!

  22. Corellian_Ale Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2008
    star 4
    How are you getting ready for the Diary? Notes? Outlines?
    Or are you just going to start writing whatever comes to mind?


    I just need an idea before I can start ANY of that! :p


    EDIT: HOLY [face_cow] ! Just got one!!!! [face_laugh]
  23. The_Zeltron Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 29, 2010
    star 6
    Thank you very much, Ceillean! That was exactly the information I was looking for.:) Now I'm looking forward to starting my diary when the new year begins.:D
  24. Raphire Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2008
    star 4
    I use an outline but that usually to keep all of my thoughts from hyjacking my brain and running in every direction with it. Lol.
  25. The1stJediPrincess Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 20, 2010
    star 2
    I think I would like to give this a try. Do I need to let you know the Character, title, era, etc. before hand?

    It will be my first time, but I have a diary idea in my head anyway.

    Thanks!
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