Harry Potter invades Rowling?s dreams!
Author JK Rowling says giant waitresses from the cafe where she is penning the seventh in the series loomed threateningly above her.india Updated: Dec 21, 2006 13:40 IST
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has revealed that the stress of writing the final installment of the series has been getting to her.
The multi-millionaire dreamt for the first time that she was inside Harry Potter's head.
Now under-pressure author has revealed that Harry Potter has invaded her dreams for the first time.
In her dream, giant waitresses from the cafe where she is penning the seventh in the series loomed threateningly above her.
Rowling says on her website: "I'm now writing scenes that have been planned, in some cases, for a dozen years or even more.
"I don't think anyone who has not been in a similar situation can possibly know how this feels. I am alternately elated and overwrought.
"I both want, and don't want, to finish this book", she says - but she reassures her expectant fans, saying: "Don't worry, I will."
The author says: "For years now, people have asked me whether I ever dream that I am 'in' Harry's world.
"The answer was 'no' until a few nights ago, when I had an epic dream in which I was, simultaneously, Harry and the narrator."
She says: "I was searching for a Horcrux (a magical object in JK Rowling's books created through the use of the Dark Arts) in a gigantic, crowded hall which bore no resemblance to the Great Hall as I imagine it.
"As the narrator I knew perfectly well that the Horcrux was jammed in a hidden nook in the fireplace, while as Harry I was searching for it in all kinds of other places, while trying to make the people around me say lines I had pre-arranged for them.
"Meanwhile waiters and waitresses who work in the real cafe in which I have written huge parts of book seven roamed around me as though on stilts, all of them at last 15ft high."
She adds: "Perhaps I should cut back on the caffeine."
Rowling recently hinted that two characters are expected to die in the finale - and Harry Potter himself might not survive, reports the Daily Mail
"We are dealing with pure evil here," she wrote. "They don't target extras do they? They go for the main characters - well I do."
First Published: Dec 21, 2006 13:40 IST