Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

scribere nunc February 28, 2013

Filed under: Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:39 am
Tags: ,

I thought I’d have a ring or bracelet made with a Latin inscription that reminds me of my goal to “write a thousand words a day.”  I have played around with the Google translator and it offers me:

Scribere milia verborum quotidie

It looks rather impressive, doesn’t it?  Unfortuately, the ring I have in mind has room for 30 characters, and this is 32.   I could go with “write a thousand”

Scribere milia

or even “a thousand words”

Milia verborum

I could skip the amount, and just say “write daily” which is probably the most essential point

Scribere quotidie

Finally, I decided that I could boil it down to a single injunction:

Scribere nunc

Yep.  That’s the crucial component of the exercise.  Quit goofing around.  No more procrastinating.  Turn off Facebook.  Quick checking out eBay.

Write now.

 

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: