Remember when I said something bad was happening and I couldn't put my finger on it?
Turned out I was right. My editor quit over Christmas, due to ill-health. I only found out today.
I'm shocked and sad. And a little upset. I'd chosen loyalty to her over the other publishing house... But... thinking back, she did warn me to base my decision on something else. Maybe she suspected she wouldn't be able to see the project through.
I'm a bit scared too, since I now have to work with a new editor. I don't even know who it'll be. I also don't know when the new editor will be assigned to my project.
So all in all, it's bad news for me (even if I understand my current editor's motivations), but it's not as bad as I thought it could be.
I just wish I knew sooner.
At least I know now.