On a science fiction novelist group I'm a member of, we have several people who have been published. This includes Brennan Harvey who won an award in the "Writers' of the future" contest and is in the latest book. One of the published authors says you're not ready to be published until all the "he said," "he asked" and other tags are replaced. Here would be two examples. "How do you think I'm supposed to feel?" Kate said. "How do you think I'm supposed to feel?" Kate shook her head sadly. I tend to go for the short "he/she said," lines but I want to leave this open for friendly debate.