Thursday, July 19, 2007

Another Last Minute Interview
This one is by The Associate Press, and was done with Rowling.
It has a few things of interests and I'll put quotes below, but my Favorite thing?:
Rowling (her name rhymes with bowling, rather than howling)-For those of us that are so sick of people announcing it 'like howling'!:p

"Harry's story comes to a definite end in book seven," is all she will say a few days before publication, serving up tea and home-baked sponge cake in her comfortable Edinburgh house. Writing the final words of the saga felt "like a bereavement."
That sounds ominously final. So have we really seen the last of the staff and students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
"Because the world is so big, there would be room to do other stuff," Rowling says carefully. "I am not planning to do that, but I'm not going to say I'm never going to do it."
Rowling predicts that some of Harry's fans will dislike "Deathly Hallows." But she is proud of it. "The final book is what it was always supposed to be, and so I feel very at peace with that fact," she says.

She's enjoying the absence of pressure from publishers and fans clamoring for the next installment in Harry's adventures. And she's reveling in the chance to focus on normal life with her husband and three children.
But after finishing the last book, "I felt terrible for a week."
"The first two days in particular, it was like a bereavement, even though I was pleased with the book. And then after a week that cloud lifted and I felt quite lighthearted, quite liberated," she says.
"Finishing is emotional because the books have been so wrapped up with my life. It's almost impossible not to finish and look back to where I was when I started."
it's only now that she realizes just how intense the pressure has been at the center of the Harry Potter whirlwind.
"I was very lonely with it," she says. "It's not like being in a pop group, where at least there would be three or four other people who knew what it was like to be on the inside. Only I knew what it was like to be generating this world as it became bigger and bigger and bigger and more and more people were invested in it."

As for the future, she says she has no plans.
"I can never write anything as popular again," she said. "Lightning does not strike in the same place twice.
I'll do exactly what I did with Harry _ I'll write what I really want to write, and if it's something similar, that's OK, and if it's something very different, that's OK.
"I just really want to fall in love with an idea again, and go with that."
****Source-Associate Press

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