But crowdfunding is fairly standard now, and people are getting the hang of it. Many books, films, music albums and so on have been very successfully made this way. It's a long road, but it's A ROAD, and I am on it, and moving forwards.
Now, I'm as fond of Christmas decorations and traditions as the next woman but I'm afraid I do have to draw the line at mistletoe. If you have a husband like Stephen, it's just asking for trouble, believe me.
Have I made a huge mistake? I have walked away from talks with two well-known traditional publishers, and decided instead to go with a new crowd-funded publishing company called Unbound, and now, as I watch the subscriptions come in, I begin to panic - will I reach my funding target?
Katy Brand may already be a well-known comedian and actor - but with your help, she could also be a published novelist. Brand