The Twilight Saga

To address the many, many questions about Midnight Sun:

I’ve found that there really isn’t any answer I can give that changes the substance or tenor of the myriads of requests, pleadings, and demands I get for Midnight Sun to be finished, so I feel a little silly answering that question at all. But it’s the most popular question, so I’ll take another stab at it.

I am not working on Midnight Sun now. I don’t have a plan for when I’ll get to it; I don’t know now what the right time for it will be.

In your questions, there were some erroneous conclusions about the situation which I’ll try to set straight. First, Midnight Sun is not finished and locked in a safe, waiting for me to be done angsting over the leak. If it were done, I would be throwing it on the bookstore shelves myself. I’d love to be able to give it to all the people who are anxiously waiting for it. Second, I am not upset about the leak. I haven’t been for a long time; I was over it after about three weeks. Third, and most important, I am not trying to punish anyone. Not the persons who leaked it, not the people who read the leak, nobody. As I said, it would make me very happy to be able to give it to anyone who wants it.

So why the hold up? Because it’s not finished and lying in a safe. It’s not done, and finishing it is not a simple matter of sitting down in front of my computer and typing out the words; the words have to be there in my head to type out, and right now, they’re not. I have to be in the zone to write any story, and trying to force myself into that zone is a waste of time, I’ve found. I’ll get back to Midnight Sun when the story is compelling to me again. Just because people want it so badly does not make it more write-able; kind of the opposite, actually. I need to be alone with a story to write, and Midnight Sun feels really crowded, if you know what I mean.

People write for different reasons. I have always written to make myself happy. If I’m enjoying a story, feeling the creativity flow, engrossed in a world, then I write and I write fast. If I’m not into it, I can’t write. I’ve never been someone who writes on demand and I can’t imagine working that way. As cool as it would be to say to my favorite author, “You know, I’d really like to read a great book about a narwhal mafia. Write that for me, ’kay?” or even “I’d love a sequel to that last one,” that’s not how it works. How it works is that my favorite author writes a new book about whatever he/she is interested in. Maybe it takes a year, maybe it takes five. If it’s something I want to read, I buy it or I check it out at the library. If not, I find something else to read. The end.

(All of this goes for writing about vampires in general, too. Vampires and I? We’re on a break.)

I’m pretty sure this won’t slow the pleadings and the demands, but I didn’t want you to think I was ignoring the question.

In the meantime, there are so many great books out there. I’ve got some recommendations on my site, and any librarian would love to show you more options. Same goes for independent bookstore employees. Ask for guidance, and they will fill your arms with awesomeness!

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too bad i really want to read it and i cant wait that long!!:(:(
I know same here but I guess we will just have to be patient
I have to say that I agree that I am anxious to read Midnight Sun (and will surely preorder it "whenever" it's done), but am thankful that the Twilight books were written and more thankful that I decided to read them after seeing the first movie. They were so engrossing, that they took me to a whole new genre as I always read mysteries or "heavier" books. I found SM's stories give me a welcome break from the seriousness of life and so I will wait, enjoy her recommendations, read anything she writes and reread the favorites when I am having withdrawl from Twilight.
I agree with you Penny!!! I couldn´t write it better...:-) !
and yes, the first movie was really bad.
If you are truely a fan of the twilight books then really you can wait as long as it takes for Midnight Sun to be written. Anyone that doesn't understand the way writting a masterpiece works, pick up a pen and give it a whirl. It's not as easy as you would think. Then to take a masterpiece and turn it around so that it's the same book with a different point of view, that i believe would be even harder. Many of us would catch anything that didn't match the origanal story, so to create the book we all want and giving it the detail that lures us in, takes time. Be patient, presuring Stephenie Meyer for it will only increase the chances of it never being completed.
I totally agree with you, I hate it when people keep asking why she wont finish it!! She has to get back into the twilight zone before she can get back to writing. I think she will continue with the host first as she was thinking of making it into a series but I havent read it yet so I dont know what it is like. I know that they are in the process of making it into a movie
The Twilight Zone!!!! I'm sooo lmao bout that!
I agree, I will defo buy it when it is finish how ever long that mayb!! I feel that if it is written now when SM Is not in the right place to do it then she will not b fully happy with the finished product and i dont feel that she should b unhappy! SM if and when u finish the book I will read it...... untill then i am more than happy to watch the films and reread the books!
Knowing all of this information makes me better understand why she chose to give twilight a break. Like i understand where she coming from but i know all we can do is wait, but even though im still anxious for the book to be published, i know it will be worth the wait to read.
I have not forgotton midnight sun, I too want it so badly, I was obsess, reading it all the time over again. But some months ago I quench my thirst with the up coming movies of Newmoon and Eclpse. And I was indeed extremely, excited, and happy to forcus on these two movies. Midnight sun was getting to me and I was hunting all over the net for news. Then I realize but wait, Stephenie can't write at this time. With NWM and EC soon to be release, she would be too involve in seeing that all goes well for the benefit of us all.
Right now am just waiting for the release of the DVD for Eclipse.
Presently I keep enjoying my first two movies over, and over again. And I view Eclipse twice at the cinema. All this has made me become calm over Midnight Sun.
Time flies, and one morning I will hear, News flash over the TV, the book you all been waiting for is here, probably I would not even realize what the news spokesman is saying until maybe when I would barely catch the last name Meyer. I would be like wait a minute, ready to break my leg rushing to view on tv, maybe only to miss that piece of news. Then I would fly to the computer, impatiently waiting for it to open up, then surffing for the news, Yes! it's just what I heard. That would be the day for me. So am happy with her response and I see her pov.
i just hope the book doesnt come out when im like 40.
I would love to see Stephanie finish Midnight Sun! I would love to read a story from Edward's perspective and find out what he is truly thinking. I sure hope Stephanie does finish the book, but until than I will patient and continue to read the Twilight saga!


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