-->

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Day 8 Photos of your Book's Setting #ExploringNewWorlds


Exploring New Worlds Blog Challenge Day 8 Photos that remind you of your book's setting! You can join this blog challenge too, whether you are a writer OR a reader! Just pick a favorite book off of your shelf (or a story you are currently writing) and click on the image below for info on how to join in on the fun!




 My WIP is currently titled "The Sequel To The Alien Mind"- yes I know it needs a new title!


The Alien Mind is the first book in what is looking like what will end up being a ?four? book series (not sure yet- not finished). You can find out more about The Alien Mind here:
 https://www.virginialorijennings.com/p/the-alien-mind.html

So... here are some photos that remind me of my book's setting... Thank you Pinterest!

Homes that remind me of the Aunantet villages:
Inspiration for the visualization of the Aunantet towns!

eco dome house-

This picture reminds me of Aun, which is mostly desert. This may be a photo filter but the sky looks like that on Aun too- sorta hazy yellow.

desert town (featured on crystalrichard.com) #desert #california


Finding pictures that remind me of an alien planet are a little difficult. If I find more I will add them later on but for now I'll just leave them as is.

While you are at it... Come check out others who are posting their Day 8 Blog Challenge as well!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Day 7 Photos That Remind Me Of My Protagonist



Exploring New Worlds Blog Challenge Day 7 Photos That Remind Me Of The Protagonist! You can join this blog challenge too, whether you are a writer OR a reader! Just pick a favorite book off of your shelf (or a story you are currently writing) and click on the image below for info on how to join in on the fun!




 My WIP is currently titled "A Mind Broken, Second book in The Alien Mind series"


The Alien Mind is the first book in what is looking like what will end up being a ?four? book series (not sure yet- not finished). You can find out more about The Alien Mind here:
 https://www.virginialorijennings.com/p/the-alien-mind.html

And so here it is...
Pictures that remind me of my protagonist:

Daniel: "This BENCH!"
Me: Why?
Daniel: Those were the only pieces of furniture in the cell the Aruk held Rivi and I in. I got so sick of sleeping on that bench... I can't even sit on the benches in my parents garden now.
Me: You sit outside talking with Rivi all the time...
Daniel: Thats different...

Image result for smooth metal bench
Rivi: This hallway reminds me of the Aruk facilities. They always have plain smooth walls, makes it easier to get lost when trying to escape.

Related image

Me: An image that reminds me of the Aruk's destructive power... The way all of planet Aun looked after they sent Daniel there:
Related image

Daniel: I did that?
Me: .... *Spoilers*...


UGH! So depressing... Tomorrow should be better!
While we are waiting... Come check out others who are posting their Day 7 Blog Challenge as well!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Day 6 Photos that remind me of my main character

Exploring New Worlds Blog Challenge Day 3 Photos That Remind Me Of The Main Character! You can join this blog challenge too, whether you are a writer OR a reader! Just pick a favorite book off of your shelf (or a story you are currently writing) and click on the image below for info on how to join in on the fun!




 My WIP is currently titled "A Mind Broken, Second book in The Alien Mind series"


The Alien Mind is the first book in what is looking like what will end up being a ?four? book series (not sure yet- not finished). You can find out more about The Alien Mind here:
 https://www.virginialorijennings.com/p/the-alien-mind.html

And so here it is...
Pictures that remind me of my main character:



The first would be the cover of the first book:

The Alien Mind Cover
I designed this cover to be an image of Rivi, which was as close as I could get without finding and hiring an actual look alike model.
















Her hair is stick straight, unlike mine.
Image result for straight brown hair

Here's a picture that could easily be Rivi:


Rivi when I make her mad.
Rivi: You mean like the time you made him misunderstand me and he flew off mad and got captured?!
Me: Yup, this is the look I imagined you giving me.

Rivi: If you don't bring him back before the end of this book that LOOK is going to be the least of your problems!

Me: (Told you she's mad at me)

This is how I picture Rivi when I have her in a major project surrounded by a bunch of problems.
Rivi: I'm not keen on putting my hair back though.
Image result for girls in electrical engineering
Daniel: She DOES get that intense look though! ♡




Image result for electricity memes

Rivi thinks this meme is funny... she's met my cat, Whiskers, and wants to try it on him.
Me: So THATS why my cat never wants to sit with me while I'm writing?!


Image result for computer engineering memes
Rivi: Just No... The tingle of electricity is how you fry that computer you are licking -.-



Daniel: I'm next!

WOW! Dan I found your twin!
Daniel:??

Image result for teen boy crying





That look is the same look I imagined you giving Rivi during your argument.
Rivi:... Ow... yeah thats the look.
Daniel: You had to bring THAT up... I thought this was going to be fun?






Me: Ok... sorry...

But not sorry, you get to become the villain in this book Dan.



Image result for teen boy crying
Daniel:   O.o   wait? WHAT? Whatever did I do to you?!
Rivi: .....

Me: and then you come back broken
Image result for teen boy crying

How all of this ends is completely up to you.

Rivi:...
Daniel: ....

Rivi: When we said write a sequel this wasn't what we had in mind!

Daniel: (still)...

Me: Oh great, now neither of them is talking to me now. Sigh.


While we are waiting... Come check out others who are posting their Day 6 Blog Challenge as well!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Day 5 Your Characters favorite book

Exploring New Worlds Blog Challenge Day 5 Find your main character's favorite book! You can join this blog challenge too, whether you are a writer OR a reader! Just pick a favorite book off of your shelf (or a story you are currently writing) and click on the image below for info on how to join in on the fun!




 My WIP is currently titled "The Sequel To The Alien Mind"- yes I know it needs a new title!


The Alien Mind is the first book in what is looking like what will end up being a ?four? book series (not sure yet- not finished). You can find out more about The Alien Mind here:
 https://www.virginialorijennings.com/p/the-alien-mind.html

And so here it is... Rivi's Favorite Book:

A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet Book 1) by [L'Engle, Madeleine]

Rivi loves A Wrinkle In Time - she loves how Meg was able to rescue her brother from the It with just the power of her love for him.

Rivi: "Would love help rescue my bonded's mind from the Aruk entanglement?"
Me: It's a bit more complicated than that Rivi, but don't lose hope.

Daniel's favorite book:

The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, Book 1) by [Dashner, James]

He enjoyed reading how the kids managed to outsmart the maze intended on keeping the kids in so they could be watched as experiments. He can't wait to see if they finally find the cure and put a stop to the people who were experimenting on them.


The Aruk's favorite book series is Hunger Games... because they love thinking about new ways to torture/ challenge their abductees. I'm currently sitting here eyeballing them, trying to figure out just how my main characters will manage to get rid of them ugh!

While you are at it... Come check out others who are posting their Day 5 Blog Challenge as well!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Day 4 Explain your story using OTHER book or movie titles

Exploring New Worlds Blog Challenge Day 4 Explain your story using only OTHER books or movie titles! You can join this blog challenge too, whether you are a writer OR a reader! Just pick a favorite book off of your shelf (or a story you are currently writing) and click on the image below for info on how to join in on the fun!






My WIP is currently titled "A Mind Broken: Book 2 in The Alien Mind Series" (Title subject to change)


The Alien Mind is the first book in what is looking like what will end up being a ?four? book series (not sure yet- not finished). You can find out more about The Alien Mind here:
 https://www.virginialorijennings.com/p/the-alien-mind.html


SO... Titles...

This whole series is Lucy (2014)  mixed with some 4400 (Tv Series) and some Xmen.
My main characters have a bit of When Harry Met Sally going on too.

Curious as to how others would describe their stories? While you are at it... Come check out others who are posting their Day 4 Blog Challenge as well!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Day 3 The Bad Guys Favorite Song


Exploring New Worlds Blog Challenge Day 3 Find your bad guy's favorite song! You can join this blog challenge too, whether you are a writer OR a reader! Just pick a favorite book off of your shelf (or a story you are currently writing) and click on the image below for info on how to join in on the fun!






My WIP is currently titled "A Mind Broken: Book 2 in The Alien Mind Series" (Title subject to change)


The Alien Mind is the first book in what is looking like what will end up being a ?four? book series (not sure yet- not finished). You can find out more about The Alien Mind here:
 https://www.virginialorijennings.com/p/the-alien-mind.html

The Antagonists in this series are a separatist faction of the Aunantet's who call themselves the Aruk.

And so here it is... The Aruk's Favorite Song:



The Aunantet are a peaceful species and largely keep to themselves unless someone asks for their help. The Aruk separatists are convinced that their abilities make them superior to other species and it is their responsibility to rule over everyone.

If you are intrigued... You can check out my playlist on youtube called: "Antagonist Inspiration" which is JUST for those songs that inspire some aspect of my Antagonists in my WIP in some way shape or form.

While you are at it... Come check out others who are posting their Day 3 Blog Challenge as well!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Day 2 Main Character's Favorite Song


Exploring New Worlds Blog Challenge Day 2 Find your main character's favorite song! You can join this blog challenge too, whether you are a writer OR a reader! Just pick a favorite book off of your shelf (or a story you are currently writing) and click on the image below for info on how to join in on the fun!






My WIP is currently titled "A Mind Broken: Book 2 in The Alien Mind Series" (Title subject to change)


The Alien Mind is the first book in what is looking like what will end up being a ?four? book series (not sure yet- not finished). You can find out more about The Alien Mind here:
 https://www.virginialorijennings.com/p/the-alien-mind.html

And so here it is... Rivi's Favorite Song:



Rivi: (Dancing and scream singing)
Me: Hey! Wait... I thought Soul Asylum's Runaway Train was your favorite song?
Rivi: Catch up! That was last book!
Me: -.- (She changes favorite songs on me ALL the time!)
Me: Why is THIS suddenly your favorite song?
Rivi: It's just so ...me
     (scream sings) "Just a product of a system of catastrophe, and yet a masterpiece..."
Me: Hmm ok... this is an interesting phenomenon- we may have to explore this more.



Daniel's Favorite Song:

 

Daniel says it reminds him of when he met Rivi.
Daniel: (Plays the song again, dancing around the room exaggeratedly while mouthing the words)
Rivi: -.-
Daniel: (singing along in Rivi's direction) "Your best friend sticking up for you... even when I know your wrong!"
Rivi: HEY!
Me: (laughing at Dan trying to goad Rivi)
Daniel: Hey what about this one?




Me: Oh gosh! Now they are BOTH singing and dancing...
Daniel: Can we do an impromptu party dance night!
Me: Tonight?
Daniel: Every night is a good dance night! Come on! We deserve a break!
Me: *Sigh* ok... but I need to be in bed by 9. I have work tomorrow.
... (they've ignored me now and are busy hunting youtube for the next song lol)

 If you are intrigued... You can check out my playlist on youtube called: "Inspiration for the sequel to The Alien Mind" which is JUST for those songs that inspire my WIP in some way shape or form.

While you are at it... Come check out others who are posting their Day 2 Blog Challenge as well!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Day1 A song that reminds you of your story


To kick off this month's Exploring New Worlds Blog Challenge, I will be trying to match my current WIP to a song that reminds me of it. You can join this blog challenge too, whether you are a writer OR a reader! Just pick a favorite book off of your shelf (or a story you are currently writing) and click on the image below for info on how to join in on the fun!




 My WIP is currently titled "A Mind Broken: Book 2 in The Alien Mind Series" (Title subject to change)


The Alien Mind is the first book in what is looking like what will end up being a ?four? book series (not sure yet- not finished). You can find out more about The Alien Mind here:
 https://www.virginialorijennings.com/p/the-alien-mind.html

And so here it is... The song that reminds me of my current work in progress!  Roxette's Listen To Your Heart, Evanescence's My Immortal, and Pat Benatar's Shadows of the Night! Currently each song may have it's own book...






If you are intrigued... You can check out my playlist on youtube called: "Inspiration for the sequel to The Alien Mind" which is JUST for those songs that inspire my WIP in some way shape or form.

While you are at it... Come check out others who are posting their Day 1 Blog Challenge as well!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Exploring New Worlds September Blog Challenge!

Join the blog challenge! See below for details!
I'm pulling together a blog challenge for September! 
Come introduce us to your worlds, your characters, your stories! If you would like to join please add your link to this InLinkz!


You could use a book you have already written or a current WIP (work in progress)!

***Also- comment at the bottom of this post if you have any new questions you'd like to see on the next challenge!***
Rules:
Come grab the image and InLinkz Code for each day! 

Once you hit publish on your post- go view it and add your post's link to the Simply Linked widget so everyone else can find it.
 That's it!



HTML Code for Day 1:
 


<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true" 
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="73c4886ea78c4c31be86fb524fd5803d"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->



HTML Code for Day 2:
 
<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true" 
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="71d48def83ba477797b9ec086cf55eef"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->

HTML Code for Day 3:
 <!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true" 
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="13435dace974431fbfd1a37e84d65af4"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->





HTML Code for Day 4:   

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true" 
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="2eadf2f2e6ff4fb3afc2c977e16238a6"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->



HTML Code for Day 5:

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="06317f5702e140e7a33be1352cf1a4f6"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->



HTML Code for day 6:

 <!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="97ac0ff9aea049ef8493db618536eebc"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->




HTML Code for day 7:

 <!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="4b24a7a5e962404f8ff3e7c6c15335b3"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->



HTML Code for Day 8:

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="6d0b993b4d604076a8c644e97c44d4a3"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->

HTML Code for Day 9:

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="6d56b51fe2d442bb8976e0809d3960fb"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->

HTML Code for Day 10:

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="ce5f4c9637744a54900e9adbcb32d79c"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->


HTML Code for Day 11:

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="6ceae6ce04d742e8af0b8f8ad07c9fc0"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->

HTML Code for Day 12:

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="0fc874edae8d46a882205e493ca111ef"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->


HTML Code for Day 13: 

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="7b1d5d9c79da434981a8f2615fcfc7b5"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->

HTML code for Day 14: 

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="daa139d9280444e9a5d1883193b2d63a"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->
HTML code for Day 15:  
<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="5f69fe7a4ae14130bccc3b0231e00aef"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->

HTML code for Day 16: 


<!-- start InLinkz script -->

<script async="true" 

class="inlinkz-widget"

data-uuid="fa8b115c9016439e944da3159291ce21"

src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">

</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->



HTML code for Day 17: 

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="c4f69c570cf14fd3bb7ad54bc415bdb8"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->



HTML code for Day 18: 

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="fe37d326d60d4d49897cec2e021a702f"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->


HTML code for Day 19:
<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="17e0417e1ee34ca28c0bb75b24a9e88c"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->


HTML code for Day 20:

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="083811f33d8e4b25a663eed651c87379"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->

HTML code for Day 21:
<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="d4fd561033f44583869485901507401e"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->

HTML code for Day 22: 

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="72a0781406d940ce9670d547ece9e13f"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->

HTML code for Day 23: 

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="1937d52cbb7d4770b59f04c795b2cd50"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->
HTML code for Day 24: 
<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="004a78b175c2480b841ea865a35ab051"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->

HTML code for Day 25: 

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="f2d14dfbd9194ef08fc798c54542da7f"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->

HTML code for Day 26:

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="064429ef90cf40649b1cd8d822120147"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->


HTML code for Day 27: 

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="07ce1acc3a26448a9bf0d82ec6741116"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->
HTML code for Day 28:
 <!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="9a16f9594f1c459b9392d0159a89f385"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->


HTML code for Day 29: 

<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="495b737c1fec4a3caadf5642dc6c316c"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>

<!-- end InLinkz script -->
   


HTML code for Day 30:
<!-- start InLinkz script -->
<script async="true"
class="inlinkz-widget"
data-uuid="352e7d8fa68d406a9a102be4e86a9d84"
src="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js">
</script>
<!-- end InLinkz script -->