Here are my ideas... I AM writing a full fledged novel that I am planning to self publish as an ebook... I've been working on it for some time and it is going to happen...

Last night at work, I suddenly had this idea of writing short stories. Then about writing short stories about my novel characters...

So, the real question is this... Does writing and publishing short stories about characters that will be in a novel, before the novel comes out, sound like a good idea?

My main intention is to introduce my characters on a deeper level. I was reviewing my partial rough draft of the novel and realized that my characters don't have much in the way of a "face"... Lol. I will of course add better descriptions and such before publishing, but I'd also like to have some back-story to them...

Any comments? I'm happy to generally describe the book for anyone interested... Thanks in advance.