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JK Rowling 'Dreads' Final Potter Book

Rowling 'Dreads' Final Potter Book


Tuesday Dec 27, 2005 12:00pm EST

The New Year will bring a happy beginning and a sad end for Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who says she's approaching the writing of the seventh and final saga of the young wizard's book series with "mingled feelings of excitement and dread."

The excitement comes "because I can't wait to get started, to tell the final part of the story and, at last, to answer all the questions," the Scottish author writes in a posting on her official Web site.

The dread arises because "it will all be over at last and I can't quite imagine life without Harry." She is scheduled to begin writing the final book in January.

Rowling, 40, then goes on to write: "However (clears throat in stern British manner) this is no time to get maudlin."

She asserts that she's been at work "fine-tuning the fine-tuned plan" of this follow-up to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for the past several weeks in order to buckle down next month – though, she also writes: "Reading through the plan is like contemplating the map of an unknown country in which I will soon find myself."

Among the occasional roadblocks, she admits is that "sometimes, even at this stage, you can see trouble looming; nearly all of the six published books have had Chapters of Doom. "

The toughest such chapter she ever faced was chapter nine of Goblet of Fire, – "appropriately enough, 'The Dark Mark,' she cites – which she labels the "Chapter That Nearly Broke My Will To Go On."

Rowling's last effort, Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince, came out in July after a two-year wait and became an international bestseller.

And just as she doesn't offer a publication date for what no doubt will be one of the biggest literary events of all time, Rowling is equally secretive about what future plans she has in store for her Web site. But she does advise fans: "Constant vigilance, my friends."

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I hope everyone croaks at the end. Helen does not approve of fantasy and certainly does not approve of books that are the work of the devil!

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I don't think Harry will die like everyone thinks.

It would be a stupid way to end the series IMO.

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She may dread writing the end of the book but I welcome the end of the hype.
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I hope everyone croaks at the end. Helen does not approve of fantasy and certainly does not approve of books that are the work of the devil!
Did you lose out on a role or something in the movie ?

Maggie Smith beat you to it did she .
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Did you lose out on a role or something in the movie ?

Maggie Smith beat you to it did she .
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wait the bitch is set to START writing in jan.? what gives?

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More like JK will miss the steady paycheck from the publishers...I guess she can live off the film royalties and merchandise for a few more millenniums

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Did you lose out on a role or something in the movie ?

Maggie Smith beat you to it did she .
Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid beat her surely

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More like JK will miss the steady paycheck from the publishers...I guess she can live off the film royalties and merchandise for a few more millenniums
oh yeah. she is like a billionaire right now. and thats before book seven.

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I cannot wait for the last book. You know how much craziness there will be on that night. I'm so excited. I read the last book in 16 hours and 1 minute. That includes 4 hours of sleep and an hour of eating.

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More like JK will miss the steady paycheck from the publishers...I guess she can live off the film royalties and merchandise for a few more millenniums
She is the richest author of all time and the first to earn $1billion from book sales
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cant wait for the book!!! also sad though cause it wont be at hogwarts
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