In reading your Blog today I came across your suggestion to pen short stories in the interim while a novel percolates... are published short stories a must to get representation?
I've been clinging to the New Testament According to Snark that says "If the writing's great, that's all that matters," is this not entirely the case? I've "published" some short works, but only on the web for various eZines... do I need to now consider short pieces as well before I begin to shop my novel around in the New Year?
Thanks! Plus, it's too early for gin, how about a Mocha Gin latte instead? That's something I could go for.
No, you don't need to publish short stories. It helps, but it's not required.
Killer Yapp "Mocha lattes are for pussies. Real Dawgs drink Rejection Letters no ice."