I just watched JK Rowling’s A year in Her life special that aired on TV last night. The documentary gave a behind-the-scenes-look, at her life and both the writing and the publication of the last Harry Potter book The Deathly Hallows.
After watching it and coming to tears at various parts of the documentary, I have to say that JK Rowling is my hero. She writes because she loves it, because she needs it. With the first Potter book, she wrote Harry because she wanted to, and it didn’t matter if it was rejected from numerous publishers. As long as she wrote it, that was all that matter. Yet with some time, Harry Potter took off and the rest is . . . well, it is written in the 7 books, all of which that took 17 years to write.
JK Rowling is truly an inspiration to all writers and many others. . . including myself.
Watch the last clip of the special, the most emotional bit of the documentary:
How would you like to be remembered? “As someone who did the best she could, with the talent she had” – JK Rowling