Niall Teasdale's Blog
November 17, 2017
So, yeah, I got to over 50k words in 15 or 16 days. Unsurprising, to be honest. So, it’s National Novel Writing Fortnight.
But… While it was going fairly well, the ending I have planned is looking weak and I’m beginning to come to the conclusion that I suck at writing “romance.” I think I’m okay with it when it’s a sort of side issue to the rest of the story, but if it’s a major component… Ho hum. Can’t be good at everything.
So, Night’s Daughter is going on hold for at least the next few days while I look at something else which also may or may not end up being worthy of publishing. I’ll probably take another crack at things again; I have about two things fluttering around in my unwritten books files which I keep coming back to and never get finished, and this is one of them.
Still aiming to get back to Guardian by the end of the year, but for November I’m on a quest to try new things! One of them coming out good would be nice.
November 11, 2017
Book 8 in the Fox Meridian series is now out.
With new year, Fox Meridian is settling into her new position as the security and terrorism specialist of Palladium Security Solutions, and she’s finally getting over the death of her boyfriend. Then the violent murder of a vote broker throws Fox into a mire of sex and politics, and her friend Naomi Lind is in the hot seat.
Amazon… when I have the links.
October 31, 2017
Or Samhain, if you prefer.
This is Nikki, in her Halloween costume (she doesn’t normally have the wings and tail). She’s going to be the star of the book I’m writing for NaNoWriMo. And she’s dressed up for Halloween just for you. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
October 21, 2017
I’m doing NaNoWriMo again this year. That means I’m doing something different, and you may never get to read it. I’ve had a bad history with writing things for National Novel Writing Month which I end up being unhappy with. In fact, I’m having another shot at something I’ve done through one November before.
We’ll see where it goes, but you get another Fox book next month whatever happens.
October 11, 2017
As someone pointed out, I’ve been rather quiet recently.
That’s partially because I took a holiday. It was sort of a working holiday since I was scouting out Cornish villages for the next Reality Hack book, but it was a holiday. I needed it. I’ve been having trouble holding focus. So…
The current state of play is that I’ve picked up the Fox Meridian book I was writing, and that is (very likely) going to be the next one out. It’s currently called Dominance, but I’m not absolutely sure that title is going to stick through to publication. I just ground to a halt with the Ultrahumans book, though there’s a chunk written and I mean to get it and its sequel out as soon as I can. I’m going to add a new section to the ‘What Am I Doing’ page called Doldrums; it’s for books I have plotted and partially written, but the wind has gone out of their sails.
The Reality Hack sequel has some chance of coming in the next few months, though I still don’t have the precise course of the plot worked out. I was wandering around Cornish villages (and driving down roads that get narrower, and narrower, and narrower…) and having great ideas, but they don’t make a whole book yet.
So, that’s the update. It’s been an absolutely miserable day here in Manchester and I feel like someone sucked all the energy out of me. I’m falling asleep in my desk chair. This is never a good thing and results in really bad neck ache. I am going to do something to try and wake up before I go to bed.
What? It made sense to me.
September 12, 2017
August 26, 2017
July 25, 2017
You asked for it, so I did it. Mostly. Someone wanted a picture of the tanglecats and, sorry, but my modelling isn’t up to feathered cats. My modelling is barely up to cubes and planes. Sorry this took a while to get done; I’ve been up to my eyeballs in getting the next Fox book sorted.
Anyway, more Misfits artwork, including Ramona, Azuria, Cadenza, Scintilla Rainshadow, and some Krystal-in-scales shots, including the concept art for the epilogue scene.
July 16, 2017
Just had to post this… Jodie Whittaker is to be the 13th Doctor. They finally did it and I have to say I’m looking forward to next season more than I was.
Huh. If they brought Bill back, which I don’t think they will, that’d make for an interesting dynamic. Not sure they’d go there, but… Another interesting thought is what they’ll do with the companion(s).
Well, Ms Whittaker was in Attack the Block, so she should be used to running and aliens.