Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
T.M. Cromer – award-winning author of kickass heroines and the men who adore them.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
The others after. I always have fresh, fun ideas, but then I have to follow them up to keep a series going.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
I go with the unexpected. I hate repetition, so if I can come up with original or unique plots ideas, I’m at my happiest. Each character is an actual different person in my mind; they are going to act and respond differently than the others. I embrace that and run with it.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Start drinking early. Seriously, no tips. Each author has to find the routine that works for them. The biggest thing: sit down and write! Shut off the TV and shut out the outside world for ONE HOUR a day, and by the end of the month, you’ll have half a novel. By the end of two months, you’ll have it completed and ready for edits.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
2-3 hours if I can manage it. That puts me at about 2,000-3,000 words a day. My goal is 2K, and if I achieve more, I’m happy as a pig in dirt.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
Alastair Thorne from my Thorne Witches series. He started out as a villain in my mind, but I liked his dry humor so much, I had to change his character to someone who was just misunderstood. He crosses the line between right and wrong, but it’s all to keep his family safe. You have to love a man who would move mountains for you, right? He’s not only MY most beloved character, but my fans love him above all others, too.
If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?
Well, it would have to be the entire Thorne Witches series, and we’ll go with Alastair Thorne to start. I see him played by someone suave and good looking. Someone who could pull off the snark without blinking an eye. Maybe someone in their 40s because my witches don’t age like normal mortals. Maybe Leonardo DiCaprio as he was in The Great Gatsby, or an actor like that. I can see Kate Blanchett as his wife, Rorie.
What is your definition of success?
Happiness. The ability to live life relatively stress free by doing what I love – writing!
What are your social links?
What are your buy links?
Apple Books: https://bit.ly/tmcromer-apple
Google Play: https://bit.ly/tmcromer-gplay
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