Denise Carson formerly known as, “Mesheka” use the power of producing to promote Purpose. With over a decade in the entertainment industry. Denise is the most sought-after Talent Producer in the field. She produces talent to their greatest abilities, to live beyond their fear of the camera to conquer self. Denise spent her career valuing other individuals’ beliefs about her. Birth in an industry that chooses ego over leadership. Denise found herself having to step back from what people call the Limelight, in order to discover her light.
“Stranded Between Doubt and Faith” is a book of life questions to help determine what to do when you don’t know what to do. Denise is known for her Shaderoom appearance, where she was viewed by over a million people to inspire. Since then Denise has had small encouraging snippets on her platforms to keep people moving toward their transformation.
“I want to help people heal from the inside out. While showing them my truth through vulnerability. Confronting my shadow and living in my light.” Denise Carson
First things first, how did we develop an interest in writing?
I became interested in writing when I connected with myself after the cocoon/ dark times. When I was younger I loved to write poetry and small stories. But when I grew my passion for writing faded as life began to take hold. I lost myself while searching for myself. So writing allowed me to reconnect to my original source. The paper never judged so writing kept my interest.
When did you realize you had a story that the world needed to hear?
I realized I had a story the world needed to hear when my inner circle began to be transformed by my healing. It began to trickle down into my family and friends watching me conquer darkness. So I thought to myself Purpose is not a talent, it’s an assignment. I mastered the cocoon and gain knowledge about it so I can show others. Everybody has two sides to them light and shadow but Many don’t know who their shadow is. So the results in self-destruction and repeated lessons. Why hold in the ability to help someone see their darkness? It was selfish of me not to speak up.
What was the writing process like, did you come up with your title first and build around it or did the manuscript come first?
The writing process for me starts at the end then I proceed to the beginning. Many of my book covers are already done but the book is still being manifested. I start with an end in mind. The vision comes through the title and the cover. The content comes from life but it makes me accountable to obtain a goal.
What is the message behind your title?
The message behind my book Confront Your Shadow. Is to simply show people that there are two sides to every human. A lightworker and a shadow. Many people’s shadow was birth during dark times and proceeded in their everyday lives. Anger, frustration, fear, abandonment, and rejection are all shadow ammo that keeps us stuck. The thought was birth when you went through a dark time. Such as death, termination, breakup, disrespect, molestation, and abuse. All these things lead to a darker person if we don’t heal the experience correctly. Now healing correctly can lead us into believing dark thoughts that are not true. Then those dark thoughts begin to manifest in our reality. I am not good enough, this will never happen, I don’t deserve this is all statements birth from experiencing something you desired with a negative effect. Transform your Mind, transform your life. The purpose behind my title is to help give people the courage to confront the parts of themselves that are holding them back.
Can you share 3 takeaways you would like women to take away from your book?
The three takeaways I would like women to take from my book:
1. All things happen for a reason and are birth in darkness
2. Don’t let the caterpillar outdo you. The caterpillar to had to go through a dark cocoon unexpectedly but came out with wings. If you feel like giving up look at the tree that was birth in darkness from a tiny seed but stand tall.
3. Don’t be afraid to take accountability and say… “I forgive myself”
At any moment during your writing process did you experience writer’s block, what tips do you have for overcoming it?
During my writing process, I never force myself to write. I don’t put timelines on books I surrender in writing. Surrendering in writing is allowing whatever flows to flow and when you are done stop. Then when the inspiration comes again then proceed. Never force yourself to finish the assignment you were obedient to birth. Have a strategy for the execution.
If you are experiencing writing block. That means life wants you to live the lesson you are trying to express. You are writing about something that hasn’t come to flourish yet. You have to allow yourself to flow freely and don’t force things. Meditate to unlock what is stuck then proceed.
Take me through the first moment you held your book in your hands, what did that feel like for you?
The moment I held my book in my hand I cried because I completed something. That was my growth following through
What would you say was the most challenging part of your writing process?
The most challenging part of my writing process is being vulnerable and transparent. The more I tell the more I have a target on my back. My light disrupts some demons so I had to be prepared for that.
What key tips do you have for marketing your book and getting it out to the masses?
My key tip for marketing a book is being authentic. People want to meet you the person who experienced it. Not the one looking down on people who are still experiencing dark times.
What audience is your book written for?
My book’s audience is written for people who have experienced dark times and wonder what lessons in their life repeat that they don’t want in their universe.
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