Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter.
This is the place I'm supposed to write something witty describing what a great person I am right?
I don't think so. I figure most people want to know 'Why on earth did I do this?'
I’m not the typical Harry Potter fan, although I confess I don’t know what a typical Harry Potter fan is. We had the movies on DVD and I thought the first few were pretty neat. My kids liked them so what the heck. I didn’t see one in the theatres until Goblet of Fire came out. The wife (yes that means I’m a guy) and I wanted to see it before we let the kids see it since it was supposed to be scarier.
Last summer when DH came out and there was all the hoopla surrounding it, my wife and I thought it would be a great experience to take the kids to the midnight madness party at the local Wal-mart. The kids got costumes and off we went. We figured it was a great way to get the children interested in reading, and it was I think a bit of an historical event as well. Will there ever be another series that touches so many people in so many countries? That night my son won the Harry Potter look-alike contest and won a free game, we bought the book and the audio book so the kids could listen in the car while we drive places.
My wife dove into DH and I went about my pre-Harry Potter life. When she finished DH she said I had to read it. (yes I can read) I wanted to do the whole set, so I started with the first book and read the whole series straight through. When I finished DH, I went back and read them all a second time, and got to the 19 years later for the second time.
I didn’t like the ending, I didn’t. I wanted more closure than ‘maybe I can have a sandwich’. I’m not overly criticizing here, and I know she left us knowing it all turned out okay, but there was still the Harry/Ginny relationship that I thought needed more of an ending. Anyway I was doing a web search looking for information about upcoming Potter movies and found Veritaserum.com and in there was a fan fic section. But it wasn’t organized well (IMO) and made it hard to read stories with multiple chapters. So I googled Harry Potter fan fiction and found a couple sites. I read a few stories and decided what the hell why not. That night I started my story and here it is…
UPDATE - So I've started posting Thirty-One Bottles to the site. To those looking for my somewhat anticipated sequel, this isn't really it even though it is a sequel. I wrote this to get back into the mood of writing. I've been so busy with work, kids, work, travel, work, football, work...well you get the idea. I just didn't have time to write a full blown novel so I needed a way to write in small sections that would still be fun. I came up with the idea for the Thirty-One Bottles and here I am again.
As for the 'real' sequel, I will get to it again soon, but I've said that before. It has a major timeline/continuity issue that I need to hammer out. I don't want to write any more until I fix it because I'll end up deleting stuff to to get it right. So, once I fix the timeline, I'll get back into the heavy plot/detail writing.
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