Hey'a, everyone! If you're doing Camp NaNo or NaPoWriMo, how are your projects going? Mine is coming along pretty well, with a few hiccups, mostly of the "Darn it, I really should've researched this before I started writing" variety. (For example: How does one actually communicate with a deaf person who doesn't know sign language and never learned to read lips? Does the royal family actually do anything government-wise in a constitutional monarchy? What's the prime minister's actual job anyway?) It's been interesting, but an advantage of the lower wordcount goal is that I can take the time to do research without worrying about getting behind.
However, this post is not about Camp NaNoWriMo. My friend Ryebrynn tagged me with the Totally Should've Tag, which she adapted from BookTube. (On a side note: I think I'm caught up on tags, but if you've tagged me for something and I haven't responded, I'm sorry. Remind me in the comments, bitte?) This looks like a pretty fun tag, so let's get started.
1. Totally should've gotten a sequel
The Sky Riders was supposed to have a sequel . . . no word on that yet, though, and it came out a few years ago. It needs a sequel, though, so very, very much.
2. Totally should've had a spin off series
A lot of fans of the Songkeeper Chronicles want a spin-off/prequel series about Hawkness, Artair, Auna, and others from before the Chronicles officially begin. I think this sounds like an amazing idea.
3. An author who totally should write more books
Heather Dixon. She's written two and they're both fabulous and funny-but-dark and just plain awesome (and steampunky!).
4. A character who totally should've ended up with someone else
I honestly can't think of anyone to put here . . . well, except that one couple. But I'm not ranting about that, because honestly? By the time she got back to him, she didn't deserve him.
5. Totally should've ended differently
Green by Ted Dekker. I've discussed this before, but basically the ending of this book made the rest of the series seem to not matter anymore.
6. Totally should've had a movie franchise
Mistborn- but it might maybe get one, or so I've heard!
7. Totally should've had a TV show
The Flying Dutchman series by Brian Jacques. I don't watch TV, but I'd get the show on DVD once a season was over and watch it that way during the summer. Or something.
8. Totally should've had only one point of view
Can't think of one, so I'm going to steal Ryebrynn's answer and say The Queen of Shadows because, yeah, I could've done without Manon's POV.
9. Totally should have a cover change
Moonblood, by Anne Elisabeth Stengl. I mean, the current cover isn't terrible, but it's not my favorite either.
10. Totally should've kept the original covers
The Ranger's Apprentice series. I'm not saying the old covers were amazing . . . but I liked them way more than the new ones. At least the older covers gave you an idea what the book was about. (The new covers don't show up on Goodreads, though, for some reason . . . not sure why.) Also, though they don't actually have a cover change yet, the Dark Sea Annals are going to have a cover change, and I am Not Pleased.
11. Totally should've stopped at book one
I honestly can't think of any for this one . . . I guess the Hollow Kingdom trilogy could've stopped at book one? But I'm certainly not upset that it didn't . . .
And now I'm supposed to tag people . . . I don't know who to tag, so I'll leave this open. If you want to do it, go ahead! (If you want to do it but don't feel comfortable just taking it, tell me and I'll edit to tag you specifically.) And do be sure to put a link in the comments when you do.
Thanks for reading!
-Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)