I managed to ignore the craving for most of the week and then today, when I was supposed to be writing,I found myself thinking 'parrot costume' and clicking on the link again - but now the page said 'Hurry! Only 1 left in stock!'. Oh no! I tweeted about my craving, wondering if anyone out there would understand, and a friend said, 'Buy it now!' but I wasn't sure. Gorgeous though the thing looked, I wondered if it would flatter me. Would I look attractive in it?
And then I had an idea: if I finished Chapter Four I would reward myself by buying the parrot costume. I worked so hard - it was honestly like wading through treacle - and now that I've finally finished the chapter I'm shattered. Too shattered to make such a big fashion decision. But I treated myself to Photoshopping my head into the costume to see just how it would look on me. What do you think? I think I look kind of nice in it.
Bye for now
PS My novel, Twelve Hours was written without the inspiration of parrots, but I don't think it suffered. Buy Twelve Hours here and decide for yourself!
WRITING TIP: If you're really suffering from writer's block and are having trouble finishing a piece of writing, dangle a carrot, any carrot, in front of yourself and tell yourself that the said vegetable will be yours once your writing mission is complete. In my case the carrot was a 'parrot' but you only you can decide which carrots which work best for you!