J.K. Rowling is one of the most successful authors of all time, and her Harry Potter series has become a beloved classic for millions of readers around the world. But how long did it take Rowling to write the seven books in the series?
The answer is 17 years. Rowling began writing the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in June 1990. She wrote the first draft in six months, and then revised it over the next year and a half. She finally finished the book in 1995 and it was published in 1997.
The other books in the series followed a similar pattern. Rowling wrote the first draft of each book in six months, and then revised it over the next year and a half. The seventh and final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was completed in January 2007.
In total, Rowling spent 17 years writing the Harry Potter series. During that time, she wrote more than 1,000 pages of text and created a magical world that has captivated readers of all ages.
Rowling has since gone on to write other books, including The Casual Vacancy and the Cormoran Strike detective series. But her work on the Harry Potter series will always remain her most iconic achievement.