Stephenie Meyer's 'Midnight Sun' postponed indefinitely

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It’s a dark day for Team Edward. Stephenie Meyer, bestselling author of the Twilight franchise, has announced on her website that she will no longer continue writing Midnight Sun — a companion novel that describes the Twilight events from hunky vampire Edward’s perspective — after an early, incomplete draft was posted illegally online. 

As Meyer writes on her website, "I’d rather my fans not read this version of Midnight Sun…My first feeling was that there was no way to continue. Writing isn’t like math; in math, two plus two always equals four no matter what your mood is like. With writing, the way you feel changes everything. If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn’t dovetail too well with the original story. In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely."

As for the leak itself, Meyer writes, "I think it is important for everybody to understand that what happened was a huge violation of my rights as an author, not to mention me as a human being. As the author of the Twilight Saga, I control the copyright and it is up to the owner of the copyright to decide when the books should be made public; this is the same for musicians and filmmakers. Just because someone buys a book or movie or song, or gets a download off the Internet, doesn’t mean that they own the right to reproduce and distribute it. Unfortunately, with the Internet, it is easy for people to obtain and share items that do not legally belong to them. No matter how this is done, it is still dishonest. This has been a very upsetting experience for me, but I hope it will at least leave my fans with a better understanding of copyright and the importance of artistic control."

UPDATE: Little, Brown Books released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon:

"A partial draft containing chapters of Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer has been leaked on the Internet without the knowledge or permission of either Stephenie Meyer or Little, Brown. Although these early chapters were never intended to be published in their current form, Stephenie Meyer has decided to authorize the posting of these rough, initial chapters on her website (www.stepheniemeyer.com) in fairness to her true, loyal fans.
While no decisions have been made at this time regarding the publication of Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer is currently at work on other writing projects.  Little, Brown looks forward to our continued publishing relationship with Stephenie Meyer and, like her many fans, we are eager to experience her next literary creation."

UPDATE: Little, Brown Books released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon:

"A partial draft containing chapters of Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer has been leaked on the Internet without the knowledge or permission of either Stephenie Meyer or Little, Brown. Although these early chapters were never intended to be published in their current form, Stephenie Meyer has decided to authorize the posting of these rough, initial chapters on her website (www.stepheniemeyer.com) in fairness to her true, loyal fans.While no decisions have been made at this time regarding the publication of Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer is currently at work on other writing projects.  Little, Brown looks forward to our continued publishing relationship with Stephenie Meyer and, like her many fans, we are eager to experience her next literary creation."

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  • lizzy

    will u please finish the book we all need it!!!!!!!!!

    • justine

      yes finished the book i want to read it the other books are great and i did not read that pdf it is not for a writer to no finished the last book in the series i think your writing is better and it keep me interested from the beginning. thanks please continue. some of your readers know better to read what is on the internet. you are a great writer i would appreciate meeting you in williamsport pa area soon.

      • danielle

        the reason she can’t finish is because somebody might have already taken the title’s name from her, or thats what i herre.

    • mariama

      please finish the book for your fans i just have to know more about what is going to happend i want more please ur fans need this

      • Grace

        we understand how you feel. getting betrayed from someone whom you trusted is not right at all.. that person should be very ashame of themself..You have millions of fans who are feigning for your 5th book to be finished and published..Please do not give up on us,cause we have not given up on you.. Thank you…

    • Amanda

      please continueeeeee! I’m dying to read it. maybe I’m not the only one who’s dying to read it, all of your fans are! please please pleaseeee finish it. I miss all of twilight saga characters, so please for billions fans of yours, finish midnight sun :(((((

    • lisa

      please don’t punish us, for the others. Ms.Myers please, it is a wonderful series to read. I have really enjoyed it. It even kids are reading again. It brings joy to many people. I beg you to please cont. to write your series.

      • Camen

        Please Please!!!!!!Finish the book!I am your biggest fan and I think we will all go crazy if You don’t finish it PLEASE!!!!!!!

  • Christy

    Please Please Finish Midnight Sun!! Do not punish all your fans because someone was an idiot!! The saga must continue. I honestly feel lost without having Edward and Bella in my hands. PLEASE FINISH. With time tou will no longer be sad and will be able to finish. Better late than never.

  • Carlie

    how new is this update?

    • Michell

      it says September 2, 2008 at the top of the review thing

  • Tina

    Please finish the book soon, I feel like the story can go on forever

  • Caroline

    Please finish your book, your an amazing author and I’ve read the saga about a million time each! Please the hearts of some of your fans are breaking!!!

  • heather

    please finish Midnight Sun! I love the idea of getting to experiance the story i love so much from edward’s veiw point! i read the rough draft on your site and was copletely wraped up all over again!! i look forward to the day i can walk into my fav. bookstore a buy a copy for my collection!!

    • Yashica(India)

      Heya stephenie because of some other person why are you stooping your work and what you like.C’mon think about your fans and yourself.we are so damn desperate 2 read the next part.C’mon finish it up

  • angela

    NO FINISH THE BOOK!!!! COME ON STEPHANIE, your fans are demanding an on-cor and i’m sure any real fan of yours will definitely love and cherish the extra addition!! come on don’t be a party pooper

  • kara

    come one stephanie just because one stupid person did this doesnt mean we all would we want to have midnight sun finished. and dont care what other people do!!

  • Jessica

    I think it is very selfish that she will not finish the book for something that isn’t that big of deal. There would be people who would kill for their stories to peak so much interest, and its a slap in the face to the fans who loved the books! Good luck with your next project, but I probably won’t read anything. You might have a fight with your husband and then quit writing the rest of the story!

    • Laura

      Have to agree with this person. This all sounds a bit melodramatic, yes it was a terrible thing to do but theres no reason to take it out on your fans. I don’t see why this should ruin your writing ability, people download things illegally on the internet all the time. Sounds like oyur having a nervous breakdown or something.

  • Tamara

    awww steph, come on! you seriously cant do this i really need you to finish that book, call me obsessed, whatver! just because i idiotic person ruined it, dont punish all the fans! i love your work and i have become quite fond of edward and bells! i have read the chapters you have posted on the internet. god i love it! i want to hear the rest! i have faith in you please please please! im like begging you here! there are many more peoples hopes that are crushed because of one person. man i wish i knew who did it! what and idiot! well please jst finish it! we all love you!

    –>♥♥

  • Revee’

    why are you letting down all your fans just because ONE PERSON was an idiot!!!!!!!

  • Lightning Strikes

    To not finish this now because of somebodies ‘weakness’ is goes against the courage and persevarance of the human spirit! If Midnight Sun isn’t completed then we All are tainted and infected by that in which we instinctively try to overcome… Step Up Stephanie!!! Lightning never strikes in the same spot twice… ‘Love Eternal’

    • mariah

      i love how you guys are all “fans” but you don’t even know hoe to spell her name right

  • Lightning Strikes

    To not finish this now because of somebodies ‘Weakness’ goes against the Courage and Perseverance of the Human Spirit! If Midnight Sun isn’t completed then we All are tainted and infected by that in which we instinctively try to overcome… Step Up Stephanie!!! Lightning never strikes in the same spot twice… ‘Love Eternal’

  • karen

    Please finish Midnight Sun!!!!!! I am a huge fan. I didn’t want Breakingdawn to finish or any of the rest. I was looking forward to reading Midnight Sun. Some people are idiots but everyone else shouldn’t be punished for what they do. Continuing the love story will fill your heart with happiness and love again.

  • Sara G

    I was absolutely addicted to your Twilight series, it was amazing. You have tons of heartbroken fans now that it has been put on hold indefinitely. We all wish that it would continue.

    • Christine

      Because 1 idiot decides “oh I’m gonna ruin the whole series of The Twilight Saga and ruin all the Edward, Bella and Jacob fans” does not mean Ms. Meyer that you have to stop Midnight Sun all of us are really upset and well lets face it heartbroken that you won’t finish it. If 1 of my close friends did that to me well yeah i would be upset and i would think about stop writing Midnight Sun but all of your fans out there will wanna read that 1 particular book and we all know that you are a talented author and we hope you will consider writing Midnight Sun again.

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