As many of you know, before I wrote Pure I wrote an article about my experiences in the Guardian in 2013. It was the first time my form of OCD had ever been aired in mainstream media.
When I later crowdfunded the book – which you all generously contributed to (thanks again) – I received an extremely generous donation from a stranger. It turned out that stranger was entrepreneur Aaron…
Sorry for the radio silence. I’ve just handed in my final manuscript, and the preceding six weeks were a wild-eyed blur of grubby tracksuit bottoms and matted hair and pasta-and-butter. But it’s done now.
Here are the vital statistics:
6 Neighbours references
A few people have asked when the thing’s going to be published.…
100% funded! YES! Thank you so, so much for your support. :) :)
Here's a little festive video message from me to you: http://vimeo.com/114869288
I'm doing a Twitter Q&A tomorrow (Friday) from 1pm about the experience of getting into print - including the writing process, finding an agent and a publisher, etc. Tweet your Qs to @unbounders with the hastag #womeninprint.
I'll pull some As from somewhere.
DISCLAIMER: I will be en route to the North at the time. Chiltern Wi-Fi, don't fail me now.
Extract from Pure.
I choose a world-renowned OCD therapist in New York. I’m due to have Skype sessions once a week for however long it takes. I don’t know whether it’ll be better than the other therapies I’ve experienced, endured, but I’ve gotta gamble. Things have never been more fucked. I am at the apex of fuckery and if I fall this time – I don’t know, I don’t know – je suis complètement…
I’m super delighted to now be over 70%. Endless thanks for helping me get here. Your pledges and well-wishes have meant a great deal.
Now I’m on the home straight, if you could do me a final fave and share my video link one last time with an accompanying nudge, that’d be a wonderful help: unbound.co.uk/books/pure. Pledges are scarce these days, so I'd be mega-grateful of any sweet-talk…
Me in Marie Claire this month.
I'm 28 now and I've had OCD for nearly half of my life. Sometimes I still rue the pain, but I am deeply grateful for the lessons it has taught me about the value of doubt. Overthinking is the malady of our generation, and as I've learnt, our attempts to control our thoughts are often self defeating. Seeking 'closure' isn't as productive as Hollywood…
I've reached 50%! Whoooo.
Thanks so much to you all for getting me here. Your support means ever such a lot to me.
Here are the outtakes from my video to celebrate this milestone: https://vimeo.com/101519514.
What IS this place? Who knows. But you've just bought access to it because you bought my book. Which means I adore you.
15% funded in 2.5 days. This is amazing. It's incendiary. And I am incredibly, inarticulably touched by your generosity and support.
Like so many things in life, these crowd-funding campaigns can get a little saggy in the middle. So…