JK Rowling, the author of the famous Harry Potter series has lately affirmed that she rushed some of the Harry Potter books to meet deadlines and they suffered a lot for it. The Harry Potter novels won her millions of readers, not to mention untold riches. But JK Rowling says she is still not happy with them – and may yet rewrite some sections.
She told BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme: ‘You think, “God I wish I’d had another year to rework it”.There were a couple of the Potters where I definitely knew they needed another year, where I had to write on the run.‘I read them and I think “Oh God”.
Maybe I’ll go back and do a “director’s cut”, I don’t know.’Miss Rowling, 47, was speaking ahead of the publication of her first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy. She said this book was inspired by her own mental health problems.
She has previously spoken about how she considered suicide in the 1990s while living in Edinburgh and suffering from depression. She said: ‘We have an adult character in the book who has obsessive compulsive disorder. These are things I know from the inside.
When I was in my teens I had issues with OCD.‘Compulsions, like checking things, it was very common. Double checking, triple checking. It’s an anxiety disorder.’ The mother of three, who has built up an estimated £560 million fortune through the Potter books, said she has not felt depressed for ‘more than a decade’ since she started writing them. She also reveals that the next book she will publish will be for kids.