Multi-mil­lions JK: I felt I was on a tread­mill

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MIS­ER­ABLE au­thor J.K Rowl­ing has moaned that Harry Pot­ter has made her too…SUC­CESS­FUL!

The blonde scribe ( above) was a penniless sin­gle mum liv­ing on ben­e­fits be­fore writ­ing the best­selling boy wizard fran­chise.

She’s now worth a stag­ger­ing £620mil­lion and is among the world’s rich­est women.

But Rowl­ing, 47, says that be­ing a mul­ti­mil­lion­aire lit­er­ary gi­ant with fans all over the world can be a real pain in the arse.

She groaned: “For a few years I did feel I was on a psy­chic tread­mill, try­ing to keep up with where I was.

“Ev­ery­thing changed so rapidly, so strangely. I didn’t know any­one to whom I could turn and say, ‘What do you do?’

“It was in­cred­i­bly dis­ori­en­tat­ing.

“You don’t ex­pect the pres­sure of it. I was hit by a tsunami of de­mands. I felt to­tally over­whelmed.”

Rowl­ing’s new ‘adult’ book, ‘The Ca­sual Va­cancy’, is out this week.

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