Output Challenge 2020 Registration & Reporting Thread

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Re: Output Challenge 2020 Registration & Reporting Thread

Postby Querneus » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:58 am

Wait a second-

I just tried looking into whether there were threads to post one's output in, and it appears there have never been such threads? Some people have posted output in a log on occasion and that's it...?

I'm just asking because then there's not much of a point in having the Willing to Correct field.
Phew. ^_^'
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Re: Output Challenge 2020 Registration & Reporting Thread

Postby rdearman » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:20 am

It was mainly so you could look through the thread and do a PM. Or you could just post in the Multi-Lingual area and ask for help here.
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Re: Output Challenge 2020 Registration & Reporting Thread

Postby Querneus » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:57 pm

rdearman wrote:It was mainly so you could look through the thread and do a PM. Or you could just post in the Multi-Lingual area and ask for help here.

The multilingual what?



...Oh, that subforum that I never manage to remember exists. I think my brain has learned to gloss it over completely. :shock: Naturally it's because it's very slow; there was only one (1) post this December, for example.

Thanks for the clarification. :)
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Re: Output Challenge 2020 Registration & Reporting Thread

Postby Mista » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:30 pm

In order to finally succeed at this thing, I made the resolution to write 4000 words every month. So far in January, I've done 851 - and I wrote over 400 of those today, because I realized that I need to write 400 a day to reach 4000 by the end of the month, which somehow is already next Friday. Time flies :shock: . However, it took me just 45 minutes today, so it's still perfectly doable, with a little dedication.

How is everybody else doing? Who wants to (or needs to ;) ) join me for a writing marathon week?
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Postby LunaMoonsilver » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:42 pm

Mista wrote:In order to finally succeed at this thing, I made the resolution to write 4000 words every month. So far in January, I've done 851 - and I wrote over 400 of those today, because I realized that I need to write 400 a day to reach 4000 by the end of the month, which somehow is already next Friday. Time flies :shock: . However, it took me just 45 minutes today, so it's still perfectly doable, with a little dedication.

How is everybody else doing? Who wants to (or needs to ;) ) join me for a writing marathon week?


Yeahhhhh I've not done any yet so probably need to join in on that writing marathon! :lol:
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Re: Output Challenge 2020 Registration & Reporting Thread

Postby Iversen » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:00 am

I don't participate in challenges, but just wanted to mention that since I started to write my multilingual history of Western music in my log thread approx. one month ago I have written some 40.000 words according to the copy I've got in MS Word. This includes some messages in other threads and answers from others in my own log - but on the other hand I don't store everything I write in other threads in that Word file, so the number 40.000 can't be totally off the mark. And today I have added around 2600 words - mostly in Russian, which not only isn't one of my strongest languages, but also has to be written with the help of a virtual keyboard (I use the one at Lexilogos).

BTW: the real nanowrimo challenge expects you to write 50.000 words within one month - and that month has to be November. I could have done that, but I'm too lazy and unorganized, and besides it's January now, not November.
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Re: Output Challenge 2020 Registration & Reporting Thread

Postby lingua » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:12 am

I'm not doing very well yet. I still need to work on creating the daily writing habit. I probably need to do it first thing in the evening instead of the last thing by which time I'm tired and lose interest.
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Re: Output Challenge 2020 Registration & Reporting Thread

Postby samothin » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:47 am

LANGUAGE: Chinese
CHALLENGE: Audio only
CURRENT LANGUAGE LEVEL: (A2 - B1-ish)
WILLING TO CORRECT LANGUAGE: No, Malay

I've been mostly learning through immersion +SRS, so now I'm trying to solidify my output. My current plan is to just record 8 mins of random rambling on any topic everyday. I do have weekly 3-hrs conversation practice at my Meetup, but I'm trying to push output beyond the normal range of conversation, so I won't include the Meetup time in the challenge.
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Re: Output Challenge 2020 Registration & Reporting Thread

Postby StringerBell » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:22 am

I never officially "signed up" but I've been doing an Output Challenge for Italian, so I might as well make it official now:

LANGUAGE: Italian
CHALLENGE: Writing only
CURRENT LANGUAGE LEVEL: ??? (the eternal question)

I'm aiming for 200 words/day, 5 days per week to reach this goal.

In practice, I'm discovering that it's a little easier to crank out 1,000 words in one or two days per week, instead of every day. It's a little hard to get started, but once I do it's hard to stop. I've been mostly writing about my day, whatever is on my mind. I think I should probably switch to some topics/formats that are a little more challenging, like maybe writing restaurant reviews or letters to companies.
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Re: Output Challenge 2020 Registration & Reporting Thread

Postby rdearman » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:00 pm

StringerBell wrote: I think I should probably switch to some topics/formats that are a little more challenging, like maybe writing restaurant reviews or letters to companies.


Way back in the mists of time when I started this challenge, I used to put up writing prompts! You might want to review some of those.



https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... f=21&t=710
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