Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving and Influences

I want to publish my book.

My name is Matthew Rodriguez. And I would love to share with you the dreams of a mad man. The dreams of a dreamer.

Let me set the stage for you with what kind of person I am. And what my influences are.

Zoobilee Zoo and Picture Pages........

I think I lost most of you.

He-Man and Sesame Street.

Ok got some back with me………

Chronicles of Narnia and Mr. Rogers.

Almost everyone.
Finally Stan Lee and Bill Cosby.

For those who were with me all the way realized that I came full circle. We all OBVIOUSLY know Picture Pages was a Bill Cosby children’s show. (or we do now) My influences as a child definitely shape, and helped mold who I am. And for that, along with my parents I am thankful for.

So now we begin. The World within my walls.
The world within my walls is a series of books by co-creator Geoff Haney and I. The first book has been complete. Volume 1: Sons of the Moon has been completed over this past year. Its amazing to see how far we have come.

Book One is about Baron and Baldwin. Two boys, each very different, who discover a magical place hidden inside of the walls of a house in Boston. Shy and quiet Baron finds the world by pulling a vent away from his room wall. Baldwin finds himself literally falling into the world through the fireplace in the library of the house. Inside of this new world, simply called “Eldynwood” by the locals, Baron and Baldwin find themselves meeting each other in the world and finding a great purpose. The Wishmaker, a local magician and fortune teller, and Archer, the one who trains Baron deep in the woods.
I am currently working on an article to write for the Holland Sentinel featuring the book, and our journey in trying to get published. (that’s why I am writing this blog, practice makes perfect!)

Thanksgiving is soon so here is my list:
1. My ladies (Rachel, Ella and Sophia)
2. My boys (Lennon and soon to be born Levi)
3. A good job
4. God
5.The World Within My Walls
6. Everything Chicago
7.Caleb and all of the other babies being born
8. Gateway Community Church
9. Will Smith Movies
10. Lots of Thanksgiving food

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Studio

So it begins.

What is MARS? Where does mars exsist? Well. Its a concept a teenage boy came up with. That boy became a man (insert jokes about my manhood here) that wants to continue to grow the God given dreams he has, and with those ideas, there needs to be a place for them to sit. a place for all of my thoughts to rest. Outside of my head. My name is (M)atthew (A)aron (R)odriguez, and this is my (S)tudio. This will be my brain. M.A.R.S. This will be where my creative thoughts sit, for you to read about. Over flowing notebooks, pads of paper, and drawing books that my wife would love for me to get rid off :) now will be kept in "this" world. Though I will not give up all of my stuff at home, I do think my lovely wife is right. (though she has never told me out loud i have too much stuff, God bless her heart....)

Go ahead now and add this url to your favorites. Come back and check in on me and my thoughts. The currect project right now is The World Within My Walls. A fantasy book that Geoff Haney and I have created. We are at the point where writing agents are being contacted! We are excited, and looking forward to what professionals in the field have to say about our creation.

Five Current Thoughts:

1. Prayers for my daughter, she has pink eye!

2. I like snow this year more than I have in a very long time.

3. Call one of your parents today and tell them you love them, and thats all you needed to say.

4. My wife is going to love her Christmas present.

5. The love of money is evil.

Soon and very soon you will all be hearing about wonderful stories from my head. Titles including: The World within My Walls, Disciple 6, The Webster Robot Show, Demon Hunters, The All Stars, and many more.....