So why do I bring this up? This writer is with two publishing houses. After this move, she has had 4 editors. That's right 4. Does this mean she is a bad writer? No. Simply that she has been with very (and I stress very) top notch editors moving on in their careers.
But Scott, what is the point of this post? Simply that this business has a lot of turn around. There are always a lot of changes and writers need to be aware of these changes and be prepared for the changes. Things happen.
Now, why did the editors change? Let me expain.
- Editor #1 moves on to agenting.
- Editor #2 moves on to agenting
- Editor #3 moves on as being an executive editor.
Does she still have the support of her publishing house? You better believe it. We spent a long time on the phone makeing sure nothing major changed for her. Does she have a new voice guiding her? Yes, but you can be sure that if I didn't approve of the change, things would have been remedied.
The point of all this is simple. Things change, and as a writer, you need to be ready for the change. Having an agent certainly helps, but if you don't - then please don't panic. Just relax and think of how you will work through with it.
Have a great week.