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I've read that Stephenie Meyer is going to finish and release "Midnight Son" (not sure if the title will be the same), a draft of which was unfortunately put on the internet without her permission. H…

I've read that Stephenie Meyer is going to finish and release "Midnight Son" (not sure if the title will be the same), a draft of which was unfortunately put on the internet without her permission. Having read the material in that draft, I of course feel very sorry that it was improperly released; however, I found it explained the depths of Edward's "soul" (yes, I believe he has one) in ways that it probably could not have been without "slowing down" the first book "Twilight". Perhaps, my feelings that this will be my favorite among the current Twilight Series is, in part, because I did read the other books before learning of it's existance. Once published, I will purchase copies for myself, my grown daughter and one grandchild (each is "into" the books). I hope the story can contiue as there seems to be so much more to explore in the Saga! I'd like to read of the growth and development of Renesmee to include her own special powers and relationships to both the mortal (Bella's mother is going to HAVE to see her grandbaby) and the immortal worlds. Further exploration of the terrible threat that is the Volturi I feel is needed - sooner or later you know their evil will be felt again! I think each of the Cullens and their relationship to the wolves deserves more development as well. I've read many books and Stephenie Meyer is my favorite author by far and there is so much possible material that could be developed that I hope she will help her fans to continue to explore the world of Twilight.

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Comment by Guy Douglas Ogan on February 19, 2011 at 6:25pm
Well, it sounds like she hasn't shut the door on it but in the final reference it says a sign a band member gave her says "“To Stephenie, Don’t work on that stupid book! Nobody wants it anyway!” She says she keeps it by her computer, that may be the key...a little "reverse psychology"! NOBODY WANTS TO READ MS ANYWAY!!
Comment by Guy Douglas Ogan on February 18, 2011 at 11:07am

I don't understand why she wouldn't want to publish what for me seems the definitive work explaining what Edward went through as well as letting us see more of what the rest of the Cullens thought about the developing situation. It  also shows that Bella was way ahead in her feelings for Edward than he had let himself admit toward her. So it seems logical to finish, even if SM just "cleaned up" the draft's minor glitches & posted it on her site. Of course if she is busy with other projects I can see putting MS off, but to NEVER finish it is such a loss to the story and for her fans! I know you have all the answers, from the horses mouth, but I'd like to know from where they came (specific website & how to access her "in depth discussion of MS" on that site) or is it through personal contact with SM or her "inner circle", her brother (the webmaster), her mother (who you say is pushing for it's release), a publisher/proof reader/or publicist?  Inquiring minds want to know!  :) 

Comment by Guy Douglas Ogan on February 17, 2011 at 7:32pm
Well, it sounds like you have a direct link to her thoughts so I'm willing to wait and see if she decides to finish and published, what for me was the most helpful "book" of the Twilight Saga (not that I didn't totally enjoy the others).
Comment by Guy Douglas Ogan on February 17, 2011 at 2:38pm
She wrote her draft of MS because she recognized a need to clarify and amplify what Edward went through, first in his desire "not to be the monster" by killing Bella and putting his "family" in jepordy and their need to move. The draft clearly shows that his desire not to give in is ballanced, as if on the sharp edge of a knife. MS shows this developing to where he starts to feel "something else" for Bella! My academic specialty is developmental psychology and it is very clear to me that when the draft was improperly released on the internet that SM felt personally and professionally violtated. The question is, will she allow her many millions of fans to pay for the regretable actions of that person? The book is basically already written, MS already said it only required a bit of polishing, so she wouldn't be writing to satisfy the "demands" of others, she would be letting us see what she has already done and thereby understand Edward and the first "Twilight" book more completely than currently possible! Rather than letting the pain of that wrong continue to fester, publishing what she has already written would help her "move on" personally and professionally. You think she can't recognize this challange, while I give her more credit than that. Will she or won't she...only her publisher will know for sure! :)   
Comment by Guy Douglas Ogan on February 17, 2011 at 10:18am
Since someone was so sure that MS would never be published I eMailed the SM Official Website Webmaster asking that he suggest it be finished and published, if SM was to ask him (he is her younger brother after all)! I know she was very hurt by it's draft being posting on the internet, but the way it clarifies Edward's character I really think it should be made available in authorized form for all the fans of the greatest love story I've ever read! 
Comment by Guy Douglas Ogan on February 16, 2011 at 12:20pm

As far as "Midnight Son" possibly NOT being finished or published it would, in my opinion, be a great loss for fans of SM as it clearly shows Edward's soul well beyond what the first book was able to cover. So I for one will believe SM knows this and will publish this story, "horses mouth" not withstanding!

Tara, I'll bet it was a lot of fun getting to go to Forks - the second DVD in the double Eclipse set contained comments from what I believe was a teacher at Forks who sounded like the story in the books and films being set in Forks has been a big boost to the town! That DVD even showed someone had put "Cullen" on their mail box, so some of the folks evidently are having fun with it as well! I envy you getting a chance to go there...maybe someday I'll get to visit Forks & La Push as well! 




Comment by Tara on February 16, 2011 at 12:14am

So true on every point!

That's one of the great things about Twilight... people of all ages can connect with the characters and the story in one way or another. I don't know anybody that has read the books that hasn't become completely captivated by the whole thing. Stephanie Meyer is such a talented writer. I HATE reading but she made it so easy to get lost in the written world. My sister and I actually made a trip up to Forks last June. It was AMAZING seeing all the places first hand that Stephanie wrote about. It was such a surreal experience! We are actually thinking of going back this year as well. LoL If you ever get the chance, you need to go see it. (La Push is beautiful as well)

Comment by Guy Douglas Ogan on February 15, 2011 at 11:53pm
I think what draws me to Edward is the self sacrifice he makes (once he decides not to kill Bella himself). In "Midnight Son" he is at war with his inner monster being so close to her, thinking "Run Bella Run, Stay Bella Stay"! If you love Edward now (don't most readers?) once you've read Midnight Son I bet you'll be further in awe of him! By the way,  I'm a tad bit older (68th Birthday less than a month away) and a retired military officer so if the story has such an impact on me I can only guess what younger folks think of it! As for Edwards devotion to Bella, I think Bella's Mom sums it up when she says (in Eclipse) "...he looks at you like he'd jump in front and take a bullet for you"! We in the military have a saying, "No greater love has a man than to lay down his life to protect his fellow soldiers" and Edward certainly has certainly proven he feels that way (not that much could harm him), but then Jacob feels that way too! Remember when Bella goes to see him, after he was hurt in the fight with the newborns, laying injured on his bed at Billy's and he says he "will always be waiting" and she says "until my heart stops" and he says, "maybe even then"! Considering his Clan's loathing of vampires and his previous statements...that equals willing to take a bullet to protect her in my book...that is love! LOL
Comment by Tara on February 15, 2011 at 11:18pm

That's SO true! I had totally forgotten about the "need to know" basis!

My opinion... is that a lot of the younger fans will look forward to Midnight Sun mainly because of the whole "Team Edward" thing and him being "so good looking". I'm a 25 year old fan and I'm one of the ones that love the whole saga because of the love story. I LOVE the way Edward loves Bella. That unconditional, protective, adoring, passionate love. Any girl would be lucky to have a guy that loves her like that. I would find Midnight Sun interesting because I would love to know what kind of loneliness and personal demons he faced for the 100 years he spent waiting for his Bella.  

Comment by Guy Douglas Ogan on February 15, 2011 at 10:41pm

I'd just seen it on one of the fan blogs that she was going to finish & publish it and I REALLY hope she does as I found it very informative about Edward. What I read evoked some positive emotions, I can only guess what other (younger) fans will feel when they see the depth of what Edward goes through in his developing relationship with Bella.

Bella's mom can't be allowed to know the truth of course just as Charlie was put on a "need to know" basis by Jacob  and Billy.

The Volturi have already set themselves up as "judge, jury and executioner" in controlling what vampires are allowed to do, but in reality they are only seeking to solidify their power and control, so I see conflict with them in the future. If the story goes into that, I think Renesmee's powers are going to become much stronger and important when the vampires rebel against the Volturi!

I agree Stephanie Meyer has a tremendous amount of options in which to futher explore and amplify the series, if she choses to do so and I really hope she does!  

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