I'm so incredibly pleased to announce that I'm on an episode of Molly's Kisscast! We talked about many things like dating and the Smut Marathon and where the name Annie Savoy comes from but we talked mostly and really extensively about photography, the difficulties and pleasures of being both a photographer and a model, our feelings about photoshop and body image and (funnily enough) why it is that I spend so much time taking photos of myself in front of windows. Like this one :)
I know that this website of mine is both very revealing and at the same time not at all revealing of me as a person. So if you're interested in what lies beneath these pictures, you'll find out quite a bit more about me by listening to this conversation. Especially the beginning and the end of the podcast.
I want to thank Molly for her time. It was such a fun hour of my life and I would do it again in a nanosecond! Please support her podcast by downloading this new season she's created. She's already interviewed Hyacinth Jones and also Cass Ford and both episodes are delightful. I can't wait to see who comes next.
My episode of Molly's podcast is here on her website and you can also download it from iTunes and Spotify and many other places.
Happy Sunday Everyone.
I don't know, would it?
If there's a quote I'm taking into my 48th year, I think this is it. Let's see how it manifests itself.
In other news, the lovely Marie Rebelle over at Rebel's Notes has run the Smut Marathon for a couple years now and this year she's spear headed an actual book about erotic writing called Enigma Variations. Marie used examples from the 2018 Smut Marathon to illustrate her assignments and I'm featured in one of them! I'm so pleased to be a part of this project and I encourage anyone who has an interest in erotic writing to participate in the marathon next year and also to buy this book.
If you aren't American, just google Enigma Variations and Smut Marathon and you'll find a online link via Amazon or Resonance Press..
I highly recommend the Smut Marathon as a writing exercise. I don't know of any other writing competition that takes writers through so many different challenges, gradually increasing the assignments in both difficulty and word count. I've competed against many really talented creators and I got to stretch my own abilities and write in ways that were fun and uncomfortable and difficult and rewarding and also incredibly useful.
I've participated in the marathon for a couple years, though I'm out of the competition for this year as of the last round. And though I'm not sure that I'll compete again next year (I have a month or so to think on that) I can say without any hesitation that I've written pieces I'm really proud of as a result of this competition. And I'm really so honored to have one of them find a home in an actual book.
Thank you Marie for all your work on the marathon and on this book. It's such a pleasure to be associated with so many amazing writers.
Happy Wednesday everyone. XO
I am the poet of the body,
I took this picture on my birthday this week.
In honor of having survived and grown and learned and thrived and suffered (a little) and enjoyed myself (a lot), I present this unedited view of my current self.
Here's to year #48 and everything that comes with it!
Now light, finally dark