The Stories of Michelle Rodriguez


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The Places Where I Write

Posted by [email protected] on September 13, 2012 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I can write anywhere; I’ve been told that’s a talent.  I never considered it anything but a little freakish and further proof of social awkwardness, but I also never considered my stories worthy of sharing or that anyone but me could ever appreciate the strange, little world in my head.  Just give me a pencil and a notebook, and no matter what is going on around me, I am content. I dive into the recesses of my mind and tun...

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Mr. Perfectionism

Posted by [email protected] on July 18, 2012 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (2)

I have a little man that lives inside my head.  He isn’t a very nice person; he’s usually full of mean comments and criticisms.  Incessant, unavoidable, and he truly talks more than anyone I’ve ever met.  Some might think he’s another character waiting for his story to be written, and believe me, if he were, I would have written that tale long ago and freed myself from his aggravating presence.  But I am n...

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My Obsession

Posted by [email protected] on June 12, 2012 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Most of my fellow Phantom fans already know the story of my first experiences with “The Phantom of the Opera”.  That I first heard the music in a high school freshman choir class.  That I fell in love with the storyline at the same time as I was discovering my own talent for singing.  That I felt like it was my story in some bizarre, alternate universe sort of way.  That I used to act out scenes from the show i...

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Playing The Villain

Posted by [email protected] on April 19, 2012 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (3)

When I first found out I was going to play the Queen of the Night, I freaked out a little. Most people would assume it was the fast coloratura and the high F’s giving me nightmares.  The role has always been called “virtuosic”, and of course, that is a lot to live up to.  But the cause for my immediate anxiety was not singing at all.  It was the idea of playing a villain. I’ve never played a villain. I’ve ...

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Posted by [email protected] on February 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (2)

I live my life under a misconception that I am Superwoman. I truly believe in some masochistic part of my mind that I can do everything. Let me give a vague idea what I mean.

I wake up every morning at 4:30 to write. For an hour and a half, I let my mind wander my imaginary world. Some would consider getting up so early just to write as extreme, but for me, it isn...

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My Happy Place

Posted by [email protected] on January 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (1)

The holidays have taken their toll. I am utterly exhausted from an overload of baking, shopping, wrapping, socializing, dealing with the kids. Too much! Every year the same hectic insanity leaves me recovering for days on end. This year was worse yet as I was left baking six kinds of cookies with a 3 year old running about and making a task that should have taken a day take two instead! Now add into that a social anxiety I can’t quite s...

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Posted by [email protected] on December 15, 2011 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (3)

Done!  Finished!  Over!  Finally, after a six week emotional investment plus an extra week and a half of typing, my 25th novel is complete.  For as proud as I am of such an achievement, I can’t help but mourn its ending.  It truly is bittersweet.


This was the first novel I’ve ever written in mo...

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Posted by [email protected] on November 24, 2011 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanksgiving is a day to reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives.  It is about celebrating those we love and appreciating things that go unacknowledged and often taken for granted the rest of the year.  So I was thinking about what I’m thankful for and how often I don’t get to consider such things in the midst of the chaos of everyday life.  As everyone else is stepping back today to reflect, so am I, and here are...

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Writers and Their Superstitions

Posted by [email protected] on November 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (1)

I'm an odd person; as a writer, that's good fodder for inspiration, but when it comes to the rituals I require to make said inspiration work for me, it can be a bit distracting. I have my own routine about how I always must handle things within my story writing with a fear of failure if these random details are changed. I think that every single person who has a talent or a passion for doing something develops his or her own facets surrounding said talent. I ...

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Happy Halloween!!

Posted by [email protected] on October 31, 2011 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (1)

My family is very big on celebrating Halloween!  I've dressed up practically every year of my life and managed to talk my husband into it, even if he's less enthusiastic than I am!  I hope everybody has an enjoyable Halloween with lots of candy and pumpkins!!

2009 - We did Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovitt.  At least I got my husband into the wig!

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