Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Dear Harry, Please don't go...
Dragonwings has lots of plans for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows this summer, but first, doesn't it make you sad? It's like having your best friends move away... forever.
And knowing that some characters are going to die is very worrisome, because what if it isn't just minor characters or bad guys? Most people that I talk to at Dragonwings, think it will be Harry and Voldemort. I know that's likely, but this story is not turning out the way that I hoped.
I wanted Dumbledore to retire, but continue to live in his tower, advising Harry, Ron and Hermione, who after some exciting adventures confronting Voldemort and his followers, would return to Hogwarts, where they would take over running the school and expand its activities to include defeating the Death Eaters once and for all.
Unfortunately, I've never had a chance to meet J.K. Rowling and share my great plot ideas with her. If I didn't know that she had the arc of the story planned out from the beginning, I would have thought that she had written herself into a corner, and wouldn't be able to extricate herself without offending nearly all of her readers. But, the truth is, she is brilliant, and I'm looking forward to reading every one of these last pages of Harry's saga.