'Mary's Diary' (Ring Writing Chalange)

Registered by Projekt-X of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London United Kingdom on 1/17/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by Projekt-X from Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, January 17, 2009
"The Diary"

Mark is a man who finds a diary in a taxi cab and thinks he might be falling in love with the woman who wrote the diary.

But we are not interested in Mark right now. We are interested in the woman.

Her name is Mary.

Our job is to write this Mary's mysterious diary, one entry at a time, and hopefully, by the end we will understand why Mark thinks he's in love with Mary.

Here's how this ring is going to work:
Participants sign up.
I will start it off with the first entry, and then I'll send it to the first person in the list.
That person then writes the second entry and sends it the the next person, who will write the third entry and so on... Simple huh? Simple and hopefully fun!

You can write as much or as little as you want...

By the end, I'll upload Mary's diary somewhere everyone can read it. :D

Journal Entry 2 by Projekt-X from Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, January 17, 2009
i've made a sort of shipping list, have a look and pm me if there's a problem.

Sharonrocks-UK (UK)
herbertlooby-UK (?)
vekki-UK
jneni-singapore (?)
Karenbc-Canada (?)
Pooker3-Canada
Canadian-Babe-Italy
nmreader-US (US)
bookchick88-US (US)
electricradish-US (US)<---- Book is here!

Back to me.

*Please try to journal the book once it arrives, I just want to know it has arrived safely and is not lost in postland... Thanks :)

Journal Entry 3 by sharonrocks on Thursday, February 19, 2009
Ooops, forgot to journal that this has arrived. I will get to filling it in this weekend. x

Journal Entry 4 by sharonrocks at Ruddington, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 21, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (2/21/2009 UTC) at Ruddington, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Found this a bit tricky as it's set in new york and I don't know the minutiae of american life (assuming it's not like Friends!!). Even had to watch my vocab. I wanted to take the dog to the vet, but do americans say vet? Or veterinarian? Also, my grilled chicken was out. Should it be broiled? Not sure.
Anyway... was fun, and is now on it's way to Wales.

Journal Entry 5 by HerbertLooby on Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Quite excited about this - haven't started reading yet but it will be interesting to see where it goes both in story and physically

Journal Entry 6 by wingVekikiwing from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, March 20, 2009
Ohhh.... shiney silver writing....

Looking forward to this

Released 10 yrs ago (3/24/2009 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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really enjoyed this - thanks! Posted on today

Journal Entry 8 by jneni on Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Finally I got this in the mail! :) I'll be away from tomorrow until 24th May. I shall bring this along and write during my travel! I will mail this to the next person when I'm back from the trip! Thanks for including me!

Journal Entry 9 by jneni on Thursday, June 11, 2009
Finally finished writing! Sorry it took awhile as I've been trying to complete a couple of bookring books ever since I came back from my holiday! Thanks for including me for this fun-writing challenge! I'll PM KarenBC for her address and mail this out!

Journal Entry 10 by jneni at by Mail, Bookrelay -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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Finally! This book will be on its way to KarenBC! :-) I hope you'll enjoy reading and writing Mary's lifetime story.

Journal Entry 11 by jneni at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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Book was mailed off to KarenBC last week! I'm sending this off by surface because shipping charges to Canada is very expensive and they still take 3 weeks to arrive. This one should get there in 2-2.5 months time.

Journal Entry 12 by wingKarenBCwing from Prince George, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, July 04, 2009
Received! (and much quicker than you thought jneni!) - going to read through all the entries and get a "feel" for what Mary has been up to thus far. Looking forward to this!

Journal Entry 13 by Pooker3 from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, August 13, 2009
Yikes! Mary's diary showed up today and it came with a nice silver gel PEN! Whoever is after me might just as well go out and buy another silver gel pen right now. The chances of me still having it and remembering to send it on are pretty close to zip. I am a hopeless pen stealer and pen loser. I've already lost it once in the morass of pens, pencils, paperclips and elastic bands on my desk. And it's only been twenty minutes since the postman dropped off the parcel.

Okay, I've now taken one elastic band (elastic bands are a totally different thing. I never lose those. I think they breed on my desk) from aforementioned morass and have strapped pen to diary. That'll keep it there for a while anyway. At least until I have to take it off again to read the entries and write some. Wish me luck!

Thanks KarenBC for the hilarious post card! :D

And thanks to all those who preceded me as "Mary". I'll read your entries tonight for some clues as to what kind of gal I am.

Journal Entry 14 by Pooker3 from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, October 03, 2009
Well this was harder than I thought it would be. I'm sorry to have taken so long! But it took a while for the muse to hit.

I've pmed Canadian-Babe for her address and will get Mary's diary out to her as soon as I hear from her.

It was fun once I settled in though and I'm looking forward to hearing what Mary gets up to next.

Journal Entry 15 by Pooker3 at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Monday, October 05, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (10/5/2009 UTC) at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

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Mary's diary is one its way to Italy!

There *was* quite a difference in price between surface and air mail, but I felt so bad about hanging on to the diary so long that I decided to dig deep! Hopefully it gets to you soon Canadian-Babe. (But, if it takes longer to get to Italy than it did getting from Singapore to Canada, I'm going to be really irked!)

Edited to add:

And the pen went with it!

Journal Entry 16 by Canadian-babe from Montepulciano, Toscana Italy on Friday, October 16, 2009
When Pooker3 PMed me for my address, I had completely forgotten that I asked to partecipate in this venture. But I'm glad I did because this is definately going to be fun!

The diary has arrived safe and sound, with the silver gel pen, the elastic and of course the poetry book Mary found at the dog park. I've already read through the diary and ohhh Pooker3 left me to enter what will happen to her at the engagement party!! This is going to be tough considering that up until now everyone has been really great and I hope I'll be just as good! LOL! I'll do my best! ;)

Journal Entry 17 by Canadian-babe from Montepulciano, Toscana Italy on Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I've PMed NMreader for her address, so as soon as I hear from her, I'll send the diary off.

Well, after everything that has been written before me (which was great!), this was kind of hard to live up to! But I had fun trying! I want to apologise to everyone, for my crooked writing too!! :(

I also want to advise all those after me that the silver gel pen gave out on me a couple of times and I checked it out...it's going to end soon, so be prepared to replace it!

I definately want to find out what happens next in Mary's life. Have fun all!!!

And thanks Projekt-X for this original bookring!

Journal Entry 18 by Canadian-babe at -- Mail or by hand -rings, RABCK, meetings, New Mexico USA on Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Mary's Diary is off to NMReader for further adventures!!! Have fun!

Journal Entry 19 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Monday, February 01, 2010
I found it!! It went to my old work address and then got lost. Was found and given to me when I was in NM on 1/17/09 - packaging was ripped.

I didn't know what it was just threw in car and drove to VA. I will try to get it moving as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 20 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I think a status update is definitely warranted.

When I realized what I had in my hand I immediately read it and decided I would ponder and then sit and write. Well I pondered and then promptly got cuaght up in work and unpacking and well to be honest, I need to reread and then write my portion. I am planning to reread this evening and verify my portion of the plot fits character and then will hopeful write my portion by the end of the weekend.

Journal Entry 21 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Monday, March 15, 2010
Well the pen died in the middle of my writing. I tried a number of light colored gel pens but they didn't show up on the black pages. When I went to the store the only thing I found that looked like it would work was a silver marker. I have been using it.

I finished writing my portion and I think I left the next person with many options.

Thank you for including me.

Journal Entry 22 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Monday, March 15, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (3/15/2010 UTC) at Herndon, Virginia USA

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The diary is ready to be mailed to next writer. I really enjoyed participating in this.

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Journal Entry 23 by electricradish from Reno, Nevada USA on Saturday, March 27, 2010
Got it today! Can't wait to read all the Mary's who came before.

Journal Entry 24 by Projekt-X at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Yes, Mary's Diary is finally home! I'm so happy to see it again, I'd forgotten about it, as I'm sure most of you had too :)

It arrived this morning, and I was so eager to read what Mary has been up to, that I popped the whole lot (poetry book included) into my bag before I headed off to work. I read it on the train, and I must have look a little crazy, because I was smiling like a maniac, reading all your entries!

I wanted to thank you all for taking part, and I think you all did a great job with the entries-I got so into it I almost missed my stop! Mary went from some random character I made up to a 'real person'.

I will be putting up all of the entries for everyone to read, but bare with me, I have a full time job! I'm thinking of publishing the entries along with Mark's story, so that might take a little longer... (Remember Mark? The guy who found the diary?) But I promise it will happen! I'll journal here again with the link. :)

Thanks again to everyone-you were all great 'Marys'!

-Projekt-x

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