Saturday, 17 June 2017
The novel is now fully-funded! Thank you so, so much to everyone who has backed the book with pledges and by helping to spread the word about it. You have no idea just how much I appreciate your support and generosity. This book would simply not be happening without each and every one of you.
I'm very grateful, also, for all the messages of encouragement over the past 16 months and for the way you've all put up with me – even when my emails, pleas and social media posts have become a tad annoying.
And I also want to thank you for something else – something that has made a massive and unexpected difference to the actual book: your confidence in this project. Because your confidence in the book has helped me gain a bit more confidence in myself – and I've been able to feed that back into the manuscript. So you haven't just made the publication of this book possible, you've made the individual sentences and paragraphs better.
Thanks again for your patience during the crowdfunding campaign. More details will follow about what happens next – there will be editing to do and book cover designs and all the other stages that go into publishing a book. I'll keep you posted each step of the way. But for now I just wanted to say a big, big thank you.
(PS: The crowdfunding will remain open for a little longer, so if anyone knows anyone who might still like to pre-order a copy they can still do so here)