Just before bed the other night, I caught a special called Human Ape on the National Geographic channel. Comparisons between ourselves and current day apes were made, with a final evaluation on which group has better cognitive, verbal, and reasoning skills, etc. As you can imagine, though some apes are indeed impressive, our human race won out pretty easily.
But with all the fascinating discussion, what I found most memorable was mention of the fact that adult humans have the average vocabulary of 60,000 words. Isn't that something? 60k! And of course as a writer, I couldn't help but think on how that's the minimum number of words expected for a novel. And I think that's very cool!
...And speaking of novels, I finished the rough draft of mine yesterday! I'll soon begin edits and polishing, and hope to send agent queries over the summer. It's a great feeling!
Wish me luck, and same to you with all your written endeavors.