Well, Mom has begun a new job. She is now a walking, talking, Post-It advertisement. That's because she has Post-It notes all over our office door. As some of you may already know, with Julia's Kitchen, my mom used Post-Its to help her revise. She is now using the same process for Jemma Hartman. She uses one Post-It per scene. Then smaller colored Post-Its are added in that represent changes, deletions, notes, and anything else my mom wants to remember to edit.
I love how my friends can walk into the house, take one look at the office door, and say, "Oh, your mom is working on a new book." My friends think it's completely normal, but I think it's crazy. I mean, ya it's a good method of revising, but it looks hilarious.
In the actual printed out pages of Jemma my mom is color coded once again. She bought these cool highlighters I wouldn't mind having myself. Instead of a cap, they click open and shut like a pen. She has different colors representing where certain characters or situations are mentioned. Now her whole book looks like one big rainbow.
On another organizational note (no pun intended), Mom is getting organized everywhere in the house! Since dinner is always so hectic, Mom came up with the "What's For Dinner?" board. We each get a day of the week to decide what we want for dinner, and Mom makes it. Props to Mom for getting organized and being all around awesome!