Happy New Year!!!
My brain is just bursting with ideas for 2009! Before I jump right into my next project, though, I'm going to step back and do something I've been wanting/needing to do for the longest time . . . a MAKEOVER. Now as much as I love being primped and pampered, this makeover isn't for my body. Rather, I am going to scrub, pluck, buff, and polish up my eBooks. Here is a little preview of an upcoming transformation:
That is just the cover page, but it reveals quite a bit about what this overhaul is about. The most notable change is the title. I'm saying goodbye to SewBoutique4Dolly. I thought it was pretty catchy a few years ago, when my grand plan was to sell boutique-inspired doll clothing and patterns on eBay. Then YCMT came along, and Kim and her customers gave me the encouragement I needed to branch out into children's wear. Nowadays, my focus is on fun, wearable clothing for boys and girls, and the doll clothes are just a little bonus. In fact, I've never heard any one refer to my eBooks as SewBoutique4Dolly. Everyone just calls them CarlaC eBooks, so I will too :) .
I'm also putting my little "Scientific Seamstress" on the covers. She allows me to be myself - a detail-oriented geek who struggles a bit with creative expression and social interaction. Having her on my blog has really helped me to get out and communicate with the rest of the world. Plus, my eBooks are written a lot like scientific papers with background information, materials and methods, and detailed illustrations. I've come to the realization that the whole scientific approach is what makes my eBooks unique. It is so nice to finally celebrate my inner nerd!
Over the next month, all of my eBooks are going to get "the treatment." Most will just get a little touch-up with fresh, new graphics and pictures, but a few of them will undergo some pretty major procedures. Unlike celebrities with their secret nose-jobs and botox injections, I will keep you posted as to what changes are made. When each makeover is complete, the file will be uploaded to YCMT. If you already own the eBook, the new edition will automatically be available to you on your "My Library" page.
I am really feeling good about making these changes in 2009. After all of the eBooks are attended to, maybe I'll treat myself to a facial :) .