Have you ever avoided doing task because you really didn't want to tackle it, you knew it wasn't going to be fun, and you weren't sure you wanted to get involved? Whine alert! I was minding my own business, working on a new book, having fun. When whump--into my inbox came the edited manuscript for the next book--please fix. Okay, the thing definitely needed work, I diligently did my rewrites. But, I knew when I sent it in originally that there was a problem--PROBLEM-- with the mystery quilt pattern. Shazbot! I had hoped it would magically fix itself if I ignored it. It didn't.
What a mess! I have bits an pieces of it spread over all of my office the table and have crossed out things, added things, used a whole pad of sticky notes. In desperation, I started over. I pulled fabrics to make it a "Quilt of Valor". It's working now--maybe because it is headed away from here.
Sorry for the whine.