Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kat reading SG . . . Nekkid?

Okay folks, maybe my brain partially froze while walking in the cove at Killian Knob this morning, but I had an idea and it wouldn't let me go . . . and since I am mostly insane, as I am coming to believe right at this moment, I am going to say here on my blog that I'm doing it; before I chicken out.

On Angie's Gumbo Writer blog she interviewed me and I did a Secret Graces reading by the fire and put it on Youtube. She also has a contest where she's asked for "promo" ideas for Secret Graces and the winner gets a signed copy of the first books to come off the press.

My pea-head-half-frozen brain whirled a bit too whirley this morning, when after reading the great ideas already there, I thought, "Why not try them all? Why not try them and see what works?"

So, this is what I am going to do: Every idea suggested I am going to attempt to accomplish, and the top three most successful ideas that I can carry through to completion and are successful, receives a copy of Secret Graces - and the Top One will also receive a gift basket from my mountain along with their copy of SG.

Now - notice I say "attempt and successful" -- obviously if someone asks me to read on top of Mount Hood, it ain't gonna happen. Or if someone says, "Read to Oprah Winfrey while wearing a boa and six inch heels;" or "Read while dancing the can can on stage on the Ellen Show;" - while those things would be awesome and embarrassing, the probability of them happening is purdy danged slim; or "read barefoot in the snow...." while I can do that, I don't know how long and how successful.

My rules are: I have to read at least two paragraphs of Secret Graces and follow through on the entire suggestion. The time frame is from Today until April 1st (SG is due out in April). That's about it other than what I said above.

One of the first ones I'll be doing is Titus's suggestion of reading while Nekkid (that's Naked for you non-suth'ners) . . . of course, I'll use a little decorum, but, yes, I'm going to do it - going to read nekkid, then make it into a YouTube and post it here.

The reading SG into a bullhorn out of a moon/sun roof is also doable - I'll need to find a bullhorn...!

There are others over there and I'll start working on them one at a time . . . good lawd! omg omg....I am insane! *LAUGHING* but, this could be fun - *she says now and later she will probably regret she EVER did this omg*

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Angie Ledbetter said...

OMG....NEKKID reading?? There's some SECRET GRACES for ya. LOL.

Going put this up at my blog and then hop on Twitter.

I love you. You ARE crazy!!!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

That's it - You are my new girl crush!! I love that you are so courageous and outrageous and over-the-top creative!!!

OMG - people are going to present you with some pretty wild stuff, lol ... hmmmm, gotta go, got some creative thinking to do.

I'll be back to watch and perhaps suggest ... don't worry, I won't be too diabolical!

Truly - can't believe you are doing this. Do you carry a flask of something powerful with you on those walks?

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Go Kat Go!! I love this idea - hahaha! What fun, keep us posted!

Suldog said...

Well, you KNOW I'll be there to watch. That may or may not make you feel more uncomfortable :-)

Anita said...

I have to say that at this moment I am in total awe of you! You are by far braver than I could ever hope to be! Looking forward to seeing how this all turns out!

Jessica said...

Oh. My. Gosh.


You're too funny,Mrs. Magendie. :-)

Sharla said...

Whoo hoo! You are crazy, girl! You crack me up.

For my blog, sitting outside on your porch in your big rocker with your giant coffee cup, doing a reading, would be perfect! It's the perfect image of the author!

Let me know when you want to do that!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Sharla! That's what I was thinking, too - and I can show the smoky mountain distant view -and people will be able to hear the creek--if the cold sticks around, I'll do it bundled up :-) ....)

Judith Mercado said...

Nekkid? Now that's true courage. Though maybe your body is in better shape than mine.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Judith - most of me will be covered! *laugh*

Karen said...

Lady, you are a wild mountain woman!! Laughing....

colbymarshall said...

hahahaha at the etchasketch! Too funny!

Glynis said...

I can see a few of my old Cypriot village friends keeling over in shock! *giggle*...Have fun!

Kaye said...

Nekkid? Really? Not even a pearl necklace like in Calendar Girls? You go, girl!