It's not that I'm paranoid or anything. Well okay I don't think I'm more paranoid than most other writers (!!) although I'm sure some people would beg to differ on that point (my family thinks I'm crazy as hell).
It's just I discovered today that two editors I've had requested submissions with since Christmas have both left their publishing company. Yep, both of them, within the last few weeks.
Oh just coincidence, you say! I agree. Except...
Six years ago I was working with a lovely editor. I undertook two rounds of revisions for her. Bliss. We got to contract stage and then, sadly, the publishing company went into liquidation.
Three years ago an editor at Harlequin showed an interest in my work, enough to encourage me to submit proposals to her. Wow! I was sooo excited I could barely leave the bathroom!
I submitted my proposals. And waited.
Finally discovered, three months later, that she had left the company. Bwaaaa!!!
I was moved onto another editor who read a requested full and then - yes, you guessed - she left the company!!
Now I think about it maybe I should be just a tad paranoid...?