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The Rush of Submission and What Comes Out of It

I'm always game for a challenge. I know what I want to write much of the time, but sometimes I need a little extra push. You know, that nudge to write a story about ... a menage, or food play... could be anything. It's a rush. A bit of excitement--how can I mold this story starter into something I can call my own? Challenge = to write for an anthology. Yes? Absolutely.

I use the submission calls for the anthologies as one of my springboards. Absolutely. I look at what they powers at Totally Bound want and run with those ideas.

Honey and Decadence was written because I'd seen a call for stories involving food play and Bondage. Hot stuff. As soon as I read the call, Roxy and Sean started talking.

Savin' Me was one of my earlier shots at writing menage. I knew I wanted to write one and had the characters planned out, but I wasn't sure what to do with Jacoby, Parkur and Juniper. Again, I read the menage call and knew what to do.

I try to be as character driven as possible--let them speak for themselves and direct where the story will go--but I like having the parameters of the sub call to give the story some structure. Of course, the characters will go where they want to go regardless of what I tell them. Grin.

Here's a little bit about my last Anthology story, Honey and Decadence:

'Honey and Decadence' by Wendi Zwaduk  
In the Whip It Up Anthology
Contemporary, M/F, Anal Sex, BDSM, Food Play, Fetish, Novella

All work and no play makes life boring…unless there's a dollop of whipped cream and a studded paddle involved. Then it's all fun.

Roxy loves her job at the Delight Tonight restaurant, but she longs for more. She’d rather find employment using her accounting skills. Her boss, Sean, has mentioned he’s interested in bringing her on as an accountant. Can she keep her wits about her or will she cave in to the blossoming feelings she has for him?
Sean doesn’t date his staff…ever. Except, Roxy makes him rethink his rules. She’s curvy, sexy and one of the few people he trusts. When he’s given the birthday surprise of his life, he knows he wants Roxy in every way.
Will getting her into his bed translate into a love to last forever, or a lust and chocolate-filled disaster?
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I’ve always dreamt of writing the stories in my head. Tall, dark, and handsome heroes are my favorites, as long as he has an independent woman keeping him in line.  I love playing with words and letting the characters run wild.

NASCAR, Ohio farmland, dirt racing, animals and second chance romance  all feature prominently in my books.  I also write under the pen name of Megan Slayer. Come join me for this fantastic journey!  

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