Sherry Kyle Sherry Kyle here, writing from California. Last week was an exciting one for me. I signed two book contracts—one for another nonfiction girl’s book with Legacy Press, and the other for my second contemporary novel with Abingdon Press. I’ve entered the world of having deadlines before the books are complete. Kind of scary . . . yet thrilling! Thanks for allowing me to share my good news with you!

Today I want to encourage you to keep writing even when you receive a harsh critique. If you’ve taken the step to submit your writing, you’ve experienced some negative response. Hopefully, you’ve taken what’s been given as constructive criticism. But let’s be honest, building a thick skin is tough.

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  Sherry Kyle Sherry Kyle here, writing from my laptop in California. 

“So, what are you working on now?” a friend asked me the other day. 

“I’m tweaking something I wrote awhile ago,” I said, trying to sound more positive than I felt. During the past couple of weeks I had attempted to breath new life into an old manuscript. 

“Cool. What’s it about?” she asked. 

I wondered how much to say. Why was I so uncertain? Maybe it was the fact that this manuscript had yet to find a publishing home. 

Do you ever feel like you’re writing on faith alone?

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Hey, this is Sherry Kyle writing from my laptop on my kitchen table as I drink my morning coffee.  As I pondered what to write, I glanced at my mug and was struck by how two little words could have so much impact. Write Anyway!  Yes, that is the slogan printed across my cup.

There are so many distractions keeping us from placing our fingers on the keyboard—family responsibilities, chores, friendships, etc. I’m sure your list is as long as mine. Sheesh! How can we get that manuscript complete with so many things pulling us in different directions? 

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Sherry Kyle Hi there! Sherry Kyle here, writing from California. There
are a lot of exciting things happening in my writing life, one of which is
joining this wonderful group of like-minded authors at CAN. I’m so glad to be a
part. Another wonderful event is the release of my new book, The Christian Girl’s Guide to Style, for
tween girls on September 30. I can’t tell you how much I’ve been looking
forward to its arrival. But something else besides writing and books has been
consuming my thoughts. Family. Husband. Children. Siblings. Parents. Let me backtrack just a little.

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