I’m in the middle of my favourite kind of problem – that is, editing my manuscript. I’ve posted about it before, but I kind of enjoy the puzzle of sorting out crooked paragraphs and rearranging scenes to improve the plot pace. In an effort to speed up the plot in the first section of the book, I came up with an idea for two totally new scenes, and I’m pretty excited to write them. I’m enjoying this type of problem much better than a completely unrelated issue that I’m dealing with at work. That is interesting too, and admittedly more urgent, but also more difficult to solve with the mere power of my imagination!
So anyway, this is a bit of a short post this week since I have a pretty big list of things to do. As you may know from previous posts, I enjoy learning complex and often nearly obsolete words, even though the chance to use them in a real conversation rarely comes up. Word-nerd that I am, I was pretty excited to find a quiz that tests your vocabulary. It gives you a list of words, and you select the ones that you understand the definition of and could use correctly in a conversation. Based on the number selected, it calculates your approximate broad vocabulary.
Check it out at this link.I got 36,100, which is about right for a native English speaker and avid reader and writer. I think it’s a safe bet that my other reading and writing fanatic friends will have pretty solid scores!