A coming-of-age story about Tarzan and Jane's daughter, Tora, set in the deep Gabonese jungle around 1925.
23,500 words (50 pages).
Also available here at Fanfiction.net (without illustations) [link]
I planned out this story and started writing it about three years ago, but only hammered out the first couple of scenes before being halted by writers' block exacerbated by being a full-time university student. Earlier this Autumn my partner persuaded me to join a weekly creative writing class, and it has done wonders - both getting me over my block and by giving me some new skills, both in writing technique and in critiqueing others' work.
Today in the post I received a book that I'd ordered a few days ago. It is called 'Jane: The woman who loved Tarzan', by Robin Maxwell, and published only earlier this year. The reviews online are brilliant, and flicking through a little bit I can tell that I am going to love it too.
On the back cover it says "'Jane' is the first version of the Tarzan story written by a woman and authorised by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate." From reading the author's note in the last few pages, I can see that this Robin woman is as massive a Tarzan and Jane fangirl as I am. She's basically written an amazingly good, amazingly long piece of fanfiction, and has even got the ERB estate to back it. It even has a note from Jane Goodall on the back. Amazing!!
I think I need to meet this woman.
EDIT: I finished reading that Jane book yesterday. It WAS amazing! The author's version of Jane's character is SO COOL!
I never usually push for comments, but I spent a lot of time on this and I would really really love to hear what you thought of it - whether you enjoyed it or whether you thought it could have been improved. Cue demanding stamps: