Toward the end of my fan period, I started a Robin Hood novel of my own, Ros-inspired by darker, grittier, while utilising real historical events and other facts of the legend that Kip Carpenter hadn't. I got 100 pages done, then life events changed everything. It went into a closet, sat there, moved with me, grew yellow as nearly 20 years went by. I knew it was there, knew I liked it, but as it was typed and not saved on any kind of media, the thought of retyping something from the past was unappealing. And then, this year, I discovered OCS scans. Not without their own problems--they scan in simple words as something else quite frequently. Robyn was often Tobyn, Dobyn, Mobyn!
Still, better than retyping everything. There was a second problem facing me, however. It was a half finished story. I had to start midway, try to get into my characters' heads again. Luckily I remembered the plotline well so that wasn't a problem. I was fearful though that the two halves of the book would be in stark contrast to each other; that my writing of the 90's would be vastly different to my writing today. Fortunately, with a few edits of the first bit, I managed to tie the two together.There wasn't a shocking difference, save that my more recent stuff is a bit lighter with more hints of humour. I did have to cut some of the 'mystical woo', however; funnily enough, my opinions on certain tropes have changed over the years. I prefer a more subtle approach of 'less is more' although I left a fair bit as it seemed integral to this particular story.
Anyway, about 4 months after I decided to resurrect it, THE HOOD GAME is now out on Amazon worldwide with a cracking cover by Sheri McGathy.
Here's a blurb to whet your appetite...
THE HOOD GAME