Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pottermore Blues

Summer is slipping away and with it my free time. *sniff*
I knew it would pass fast this year with college visits, vacation, home projects, and now, back-to-school shopping. But I’m not ready to say good-bye just yet and I don’t have to for another 2 weeks. Then it’s back to school and sports/activities – Hello, mom’s taxi service - and back to work for me.

Hmm...what to do, what to do. I could finish cleaning the attic. I could rearrange my kitchen cabinets. Maybe clean and organize my bathroom linen closet or the art/school supply closet in our office. All of these are worthy goals and a clean, organized house would help the beginning of the school year to run smoother.

But do you know what I’d really like to be doing with my last two weeks of free time before life gets crazy, I have no spare time, and I’m too tired at night so I just veg BIG TIME and fall asleep on the couch until I drag my sorry butt upstairs to bed?

(Just had to get that out of my system.)

Two or three rounds of invitations have been sent to those who registered to beta test Pottermore, J.K. Rowling's new interactive Harry Potter site. I obsessively checked the site for my chance to find the magic quill (a prerequisite to registering), found it, and received my invitation and super cool username (USER name; a name to be USED; I want to USE IT!!) but alas, the Pottermore communications have dried up. Not even a hint of an owl flapping my way. This makes me a very sad Hufflepuff.

Most writers check their emails obsessively for news about a query or pages submitted, revision notes, critiques from betas or CPs. I check my email obsessively, numerous times a day, for my invitation to enter Pottermore.

I want to be sorted!
I want to earn house points!
I want to explore Philosopher’s Stone! (see that Potter gods? I used the original British title. Doesn’t that count for something?)
I want to learn the backstory about the Dursleys, and don’t even get me started on Professor McGonagall (LOVE her). I want the deets on her past romance!!

No, don’t tell me. Don’t tell me. I know some of my friends (you know who you are and I still like you) have been in for weeks, but I want to find out on my own. I hope I don’t have to wait until October when the site officially opens to those who didn’t get to preregister. I want to wander Privet Drive, Diagon Alley, and Hogwarts in leisure before the madness begins.

:checks email again:
:trudges up to the attic:

Are you waiting for your owl or are you one of the lucky ones? Do you even give a hoot about entering Pottermore?


  1. *sad panda*

    I've just checked the Pottermore site, and of the one million betas, only 42404 are in. Just over 4%!

    It is so totally worth it though, and your owl will arrive soon. They just sent Errol, and you know what he's like!

    Looking forward to your excitement when you read the extra stuff about Minerva though.

  2. Yes, Errol probably should have taken that left turn in Alburqueque. *sigh*

    It's good to hear that the site is living up to Rowling's excellence. Can't wait to get in!

  3. I'm not one of the lucky ones. I'll have to wait until it's open to the masses.

  4. All good things come to those who wait, right Donna? At least that's what I keep telling myself each time there's no owl in my inbox, LOL.

  5. Absolutely fantastic blog!!! Glad I found it! Love it!!!

    Lola x