Last year, I focused on working on my novel. And only had two short stories published, which had been written the year before.
This year, I want to do both. Here's why...
Writing short stories teaches how to write tight and to a word count.
Having several short stories publishes is a nice thing to add to you query letter when you contact that agent.
Sometimes, being focused so intensely on one project gets old so having something short in the works is a nice change of pace.
So, how many of you are focused on writing novels only or, are writing only short stories?
And...how many of you are trying to do both?