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spiceboy
Dec 28th, 2005, 07:45 PM
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."

Helen Lawson
Dec 28th, 2005, 07:48 PM
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!

!<blocparty>!
Dec 28th, 2005, 08:03 PM
I don't think Harry will die like everyone thinks.

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

Kart
Dec 28th, 2005, 08:06 PM
She may dread writing the end of the book but I welcome the end of the hype.

Kart
Dec 28th, 2005, 08:07 PM
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 ;).

Helen Lawson
Dec 28th, 2005, 08:09 PM
Did you lose out on a role or something in the movie ?

Maggie Smith beat you to it did she ;).

No comment!

Wigglytuff
Dec 28th, 2005, 08:15 PM
wait the bitch is set to START writing in jan.? what gives?

PamShriverRockz
Dec 28th, 2005, 08:26 PM
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 ;)

PamShriverRockz
Dec 28th, 2005, 08:27 PM
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 ;)

Wigglytuff
Dec 28th, 2005, 08:28 PM
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.

venus_rulez
Dec 28th, 2005, 09:11 PM
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. :lol:

Pengwin
Dec 28th, 2005, 09:15 PM
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 :scared: :scared: :bowdown: :bowdown:

SelesFan70
Dec 28th, 2005, 09:15 PM
I bet it was all a dream in someone's head. :o

Helen Lawson
Dec 28th, 2005, 09:20 PM
If you adjust the dollars for inflation, Jacqueline Susann kicks her ass!

IceHock
Dec 28th, 2005, 09:52 PM
cant wait for the book!!! also sad though cause it wont be at hogwarts

venus_rulez
Dec 28th, 2005, 09:58 PM
cant wait for the book!!! also sad though cause it wont be at hogwarts


Hey tennigsguy, did she say that or are you just going off because it was implied in the last book. That would be weird a book without Hogwarts.

PamShriverRockz
Dec 28th, 2005, 10:00 PM
I bet it was all a dream in someone's head. :o

Spoiler alert!!!

;);)

IceHock
Dec 28th, 2005, 10:17 PM
just from what the book said

Paldias
Dec 29th, 2005, 01:52 AM
I bet it was all a dream in someone's head. :o

If that's it I'll kill someone. :o

decemberlove
Dec 29th, 2005, 02:02 AM
She may dread writing the end of the book but I welcome the end of the hype.

So do I.

Now only if Dan Brown were to die/stop writing, I would be a happy lil girl.

Kart
Dec 29th, 2005, 07:20 PM
So do I.

Now only if Dan Brown were to die/stop writing, I would be a happy lil girl.

:worship:

Dan Brown appears to me to have only written one book and just given it different titles :shrug:.

Homer & Co
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:27 PM
I don't think Harry will die like everyone thinks.

It would be a stupid way to end the series IMO.
Personally, I don't mind "sad endings" (which doesn't necessarily mean someone has to die), but killing such a popular main character is not smart indeed, and probably out of the question.
If there's also going to be a movie of the last book (and probably, there will), he certainly won't die. There are just too many Potter fans on the planet (especially fans of the movies), which means the last book will probably have a happy ending of some sort, so the director of the movie won't have to worry about the fans not liking the movie.

Martian Stacey
Dec 30th, 2005, 03:17 AM
I don't think Harry will die like everyone thinks.

It would be a stupid way to end the series IMO.
I agree. The last 3 books have ended sadly, i don't think the series will end like that. A lot of people would be disappointed.

harloo
Dec 30th, 2005, 06:25 AM
I don't care what anyone says, she is a genius. Anytime you can get grown men and women anticipating reading children's books then you are onto something. I do think the hype and cult behaviour of some of the fans is quite disturbing. They seem to live and breathe Harry and I just hope they are fine when JKR kills him off.

I was at Togo's during my lunch break, and I saw the most disturbing thing ever. A thuggish looking guy wearing conrows reading Harry Potter. I was like WTF? :tape: :haha:

JKR is a bad-ass chick.:eek: :unsure: :bolt:

Wigglytuff
Dec 30th, 2005, 08:36 AM
I don't care what anyone says, she is a genius. Anytime you can get grown men and women anticipating reading children's books then you are onto something. I do think the hype and cult behaviour of some of the fans is quite disturbing. They seem to live and breathe Harry and I just hope they are fine when JKR kills him off.

I was at Togo's during my lunch break, and I saw the most disturbing thing ever. A thuggish looking guy wearing conrows reading Harry Potter. I was like WTF? :tape: :haha:

JKR is a bad-ass chick.:eek: :unsure: :bolt:

harloo, i agree with you 100%.

its because the books are so good that i am annoyed/irate the bitch aint start writing book 7. what is she playing at? whats her damage? does she not know that people want to read book 7. and yeah my sister was saying stuff about how "shes a person and has a right to enjoy her time, and she has a family and you are being a brat," and other nonsensical gibberish, that does not get me any closer to book seven :fiery: :fiery: :lol: :lol: :haha:

Monica_Rules
Dec 30th, 2005, 01:15 PM
She has been writing and doing a plan for book 7 so she hasn't been doing nothing. If i remember correctly she did something similar with book 6 so i wouldn't be suprised if in 12 months we had a release date for summer 2007.

moby
Dec 30th, 2005, 04:06 PM
:worship:

Dan Brown appears to me to have only written one book and just given it different titles :shrug:.Absolutely.

Rowling's writing has actually gotten worse, not better. :tape:

Pheobo
Dec 30th, 2005, 04:24 PM
I just hope she kills off Harry and his annoying little friends...

Monica_Rules
Dec 30th, 2005, 04:43 PM
Absolutely.

Rowling's writing has actually gotten worse, not better. :tape:

Can u actually read then. Her writing has clearly got better as the series has gone on, her writing has gotten more mature with every book. As harry and co grow up so does the way the books are written.

Maryamator
Dec 30th, 2005, 05:04 PM
I don't think Harry will die like everyone thinks.

It would be a stupid way to end the series IMO.
lol yeah stupid but intresting the main character doesnt usually die lol

CooCooCachoo
Dec 30th, 2005, 05:56 PM
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.

Oh pleaseeeeeeeeee

Not more of these long passages of explaining everything :yawn:

Scotso
Dec 31st, 2005, 02:09 AM
She may dread writing the end of the book but I welcome the end of the hype.

Agreed.