JK's writing two books but she won't be rushing

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HARRY Potter author JK Rowling has revealed she is writing two new books - and one of them is for children.

But the city-based writer said she is in no rush to publish them, and will enjoy spending lazy days in Edinburgh's cafes with a notebook scribbling down ideas.

She said: "I'm sort of writing two things at the moment. One is for children and the other is not for children.

"The weird thing is that this is exactly the way I started writing Harry.

"I was writing two things simultaneously for a year before Harry took over. So one will oust the other in due course, and I'll know that's my next thing.

"What's quite uplifting is that in the middle of all this sadness I feel about Harry ending — and I do feel a lot of sadness about it — is the thought that financially I don't have to publish immediately.

"So I can take my time. And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for a while is just bliss."

The revelation of her new projects comes just two days after she revealed plans for a Harry Potter encyclopedia are underway.

Rowling, 41, also admitted in a television interview she enjoyed the fact so many people thought the boy wizard would die in the last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

She said: "I'm very proud of the fact that as we went into this book many, many readers believed it was a real possibility that Harry would die," she reportedly said. "That's what I was aiming for - that you really felt that anyone was up for grabs."

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