But in an interview with Time magazine, which put Rowling at No 3 in its Person Of The Year list, she said: “There have been times since finishing, weak moments, when I’ve said ‘Yeah, all right’ to the eighth novel.
She states to not get too manic thinking it will star Harry. It might be something completely different.
I’ve always maintained that she would probably do something else set in the Potterverse. It’s too great a temptation when you’ve spent years and years building a world and you know all of these stories left untold in it–you want to go tell them. The good news is that because it’s well known that she ranks just above Yahweh for “Richest People in Existence,” it’s unlikely that if there is a eighth book, she’s doing it just for the dough. Because as we’ve all known, writing sequels to popular novels strictly to cash in is a waste of trees.
Yes, I’m looking at you, Thomas Harris.