#MAMMW Final Leaked Passage

There is only one week until Me & My Man’s Wife finally hits the stands. I wish I could say I’m excited but I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to really let it sink in. There have been moments that I felt some joy over what’s happening, but I don’t think I will really get to bask in it until after the release. With that said, I hope someone out there is excited for me and is enjoying these little snippets. Today I am going to leak a little more to hopefully really peak your interest, if I haven’t done so already. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you taking this journey with me! Thank you! See you next week.

Final Leaked Passage #MAMMW

I wasn’t ten feet away from the building when I ran right into Terren. We both froze when we saw each other. I decided to keep walking to avoid confrontation. “Casey,” Terren called out behind me. I stopped, took a deep breath, and turned around to face her. “Listen, I really don’t want any problems, Terren.”

“I don’t want any problems either. I just want my husband back.”

“Oh my God!” I said throwing my arms in the air in surrender. “How many times are we going to do this song and dance?” I shouted.

“I’m tired Casey! My kids are tired! Do you have any idea what this has done to our family?”

“Terren, why do you think I have so much power over August? I’m not holding him hostage.”

“Casey, you are the woman in the relationship, you have all the power. He can only do what you allow him to do.”

“Terren, I don’t have the power. I am powerless when it comes to August. Please tell me how to stay away from him, please.”

“Just tell him to go home,” she said casually.

“If it were that simple, girl, then he would’ve been back a long time ago.” I laughed.

“No, you have to say it and mean it.”

“Say it and mean it. I got it,” I said sarcastically. “Let me go do that right now.”

“Casey, this is not a joke. My children need their father to come home, I’m begging you, because I’m desperate now, I’ve run out of ideas on how to keep him, and frankly, I’m beginning to think I’m going crazy. I’m losing it Casey, please help me, please.”

I shook my head. “Fine, Terren. I don’t know how, but I’ll take care of it.”

“Casey, I understand the hold he has on you. He has it on my too, but we have to help each other. If we both stand together on the same team, we can get him to do the right thing. Can we be a team now instead of fighting each other?”

I was completely caught off guard and all out of clever remarks so I agreed, “Sure Terren, we can be a team.”

She looked defeated. “Thank you,” she said then continued towards her car. When she got in, I noticed her kids were inside. As she drove off, her son turned around and looked out the window at me. The sadness on his face destroyed me. I knew that Terren’s plea was out of pure desperation. She didn’t want to beg me to leave her husband alone, she didn’t even want to ask me to help her, but she had to, for her children.

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The Leaked Passages 2 #MAMMW

FullSizeRender-4Good morning, I literally asked God what He wanted me to post today. I give Him all the glory and the honor for where I am and what I’ve been able to accomplish. I promise I would not be here if it weren’t for God’s mercy and His grace. Yesterday, I was getting ready to leave out the door when UPS arrived, and there they were – the paperback copies of my book. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and extremely humbled. This is just more confirmation that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us! I hope you enjoy this snippet.

Passage #2

“I could hear his heartbeat, feel him breathing, and I knew that I wasn’t ready to let him go. I just didn’t know how to keep him. We loved each other, but could our new love handle this? I didn’t know if I was strong enough to wait it out until they got divorced. I didn’t know if I was OK with being the reason they got divorced. My parents are married. I believe in what marriage stands for. I know how sacred marriage is to God. What would that make me if I were the cause of breaking God’s union? I’m sure Pastor Mosley would have lots to say about this.”

My Muse

– A woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.

With everything that has been going on in my life I have found myself struggling to write for pleasure.  I write everyday for business purposes but to just sit down and update my website or write in my journal I have been falling short – until now.  I found a muse.

My business partner Sheilarenee is my muse.  There is a magic that happens when I am with her.  It’s like creative ideas just start bursting out of me.  She even inspired me to write this because I hadn’t felt compelled to share in so long but I had to share this. She’s awesome!  It is really a blessing when you can talk with someone and you just bounce ideas off of each other; we practically complete each other’s sentences.  It is so great working with her. We sometimes are amazed by our own abilities when we are working on projects for Renee Shopping Services (RSS). We keep each other motivated and pushing forward.

As we break for the holiday I find myself excited to write again. I have some By Renee Visions projects that I need to complete before the New Year and thanks to her I have the motivation to do it now that RSS is all set. For the first time in a long time I feel completely balanced.  I am focused and diligently working towards my goals.  I can see a clear path in front of me; I am staying faithful and trusting what’s ahead as I follow it.  2015 is already set up and I am excited to see what God has in store. Especially now that I have my muse by my side there is no room for failure!

By Renee Visions: Bare Naked 2 Year Anniversary

Bare Naked is a poetic work of art.

Two years ago By Renee Visions Publishing House, had the honor of publishing our second book titled Bare Naked, written by the multi-talented poet, creator an actor,  Ms. Tracy “Mind.Evolution.” Caldwell (M.E.) If you have never had the chance to see M.E. perform then you have been missing out.  Simply said, she’s incredible.  She has the gift of stirring something up in you like great writers do.  It was a pleasure working with her.

ShirealRenee_barenakedimageBare Naked is raw.  M.E. opens up her soul and invites you in.  It’s heartfelt and original poetry tells a story  as M.E. gives you a tour through her life.  She doesn’t hold back and that is what makes her poetry so captivating. The name of the book is very suiting of a description without having to add any other words.

Mind.Evolution. the creator is the visionary and founder behind the hit play The Thick Chronicles: A Body Image Story.  This play is wonderful.  It educates, empowers and uplifts people to love who they are unconditionally, right now.   Just like her book it is raw and touching, funny and exciting.  Definitely a must see!

In celebration of the 2 year anniversary of, Bare Naked, By Renee Visions Publishing House will be holding a poetry contest.   The winner of the contest will receive:

– A new journal

– A copy of Bare Naked

– The winning poem will be published on ByReneeVisions.com & ShirealRenee.com

 

**Deadline for submissions is Saturday May 31, 2014 at 11:59pm.  The winner will be announced on Sunday June 15, 2014.  

 

Sponsored by: By Renee Visions Publishing House.  Delivering dreams through words and inspiring people to voice their visions. 

 

“The Things Inside Me”: Reflections

I started writing, “The Things Inside Me”, when I was 13 years old.  When I go back and read some of the poetry it’s like I can hear my inexperience but I can also feel my sincere attempt to express how I am feeling. I’ve always been obsessed with love and pain.  My poetry is heavily driven by emotions.  In my youth I didn’t write about politics and social change I wrote about things that affected me in my personal life on a daily basis.

I found this quote that I wrote in the book,

Learning about love that you can’t breathe without and pain that takes your breath away…(pg. 106).

That was who I was for so long.  Always searching for this great fairy tale love or suffering through some unbelievable pain.  Now life has changed that.  I find it hard for me to love or hurt too hard.  Sometimes it’s like I have used all my emotions up and now I am this hollow shell of cold.  It’s not even about fear its about just not having it in me anymore.  It’s really unfortunate.  But have learned that all experiences are blessings and lessons.  To have faith in God is to have faith in love.  So I am faithful that this can be…Love.