Almost very morning, I wake up with the first chapter of a new book I am not going to write (not without a contract and a new home) and sometimes I write them down, but mostly I don't. You will find out why!
2 july 2010
'He was very polite. He minded his Ps and Qs.'
'And his Rs and Ss.'
'He wasn't no punk rocker, spouting out paternal propaganda. He was a questor, asking quality questions. He did not rant and rave with the rhetoric of the rapist. He wasn't stupid, following silly (I've forgotten the word beginning with S already) of the sodomites. He was a weird one."
Well I just jot down ideas and one day I may get a composition.
Definitions of Ps and Qs on the Web:
Mind your Ps and Qs is an English expression meaning "mind your manners", "mind your language", "be on your best behaviour" or similar.
More, it might come together. Lots of first chapters beginning in the pub.
A second origin story comes from early printing presses. Printers placed individual letters on a typeset to print a page of text. The letters were reversed, making it easy to mistake lowercase p's and q's in setting the type.