Thursday, March 22, 2007

What would you ask?

Julia recently asked me what I would ask Jo's editors about Book 7 if I had a chance (no, it's not likely).

Hmmm. Would I try to wheedle something out of them?

I decided I would ask what they loved about it and did they find the ending satisfying. That's what's important to me.

It surprised me to discover this. I used to theorize a lot over on HPANA, but I have realized that I don't want to figure it out, I just want it to be enjoyable and feel "right." I want to have moments again where I ask myself "how did she think of that?" and times when I get that shock of recognition of something she is lampooning or just the funny details she adds. In Book 1 it was the list of things Harry needed for Hogwarts that hooked me. And in Book 3 the smart-aleck mirror. I want more moments like those before the series ends. Lots more moments like those.

What would you ask?


daydreamcharms said...

I, too, would like to know if the editors think everything ties up nicely, and if they're satisfied with the writing and how JKR plotted the story. That's probably enough for me. I wouldn't ask for any more juicy details since I would like to read those in the book for myself. :)

Cronista said...

I would ask:

How is to correct to the best-selling author in the world? How is to suggest to change parts that fans won't be never able to read?

Not a great question, really xD