Midnight Sun. I am SO BEHIND! lol

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Chimmy's picture
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Midnight Sun. I am SO BEHIND! lol

Okay, this update was back in JUNE!? How in the WORLD did I miss this!?? I nearly came outta my seat when I read this! *sqeels like a little school girl*


June 2008 Update: In response to the outrageous number of emails that I have received with questions concerning Midnight Sun, I talked to Stephenie this weekend and she asked me to let everyone know that Midnight Sun is her next project. She has not yet finished writing it (and there is no timeline set up, so we all need to put a lot of effort into being patient for a while longer), but she is definitely still planning on having it published. And, after Breaking Dawn comes out, Stephenie will have much more time to focus on writing Midnight Sun.

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Oh gosh I may be the bearer of bad news but ... right after Breaking Dawn was released someone leaked one of Stephenie's personal manuscripts of MS, then she released the unfinished version on her site. I haven't read the unfinished version, as I have hopes she will finish, and I can read it in its entirety. Here's her letter to fans on her website in Aug.

August 28, 2008 (part II)
As some of you may have heard, my partial draft of Midnight Sun was illegally posted on the Internet and has since been virally distributed without my knowledge or permission or the knowledge or permission of my publisher.
I have a good idea of how the leak happened as there were very few copies of Midnight Sun that left my possession and each was unique. Due to little changes I made to the manuscript at different times, I can tell when each left my possession and to whom it was given. The manuscript that was illegally distributed on the Internet was given to trusted individuals for a good purpose. I have no comment beyond that as I believe that there was no malicious intent with the initial distribution.
I did not want my readers to experience Midnight Sun before it was completed, edited and published. 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.
So where does this leave 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.
I'd rather my fans not read this version of Midnight Sun. It was only an incomplete draft; the writing is messy and flawed and full of mistakes. But how do I comment on this violation without driving more people to look for the illegal posting? It has taken me a while to decide how and if I could respond. But to end the confusion, I've decided to make the draft available here (at the end of this message on the Midnight Sun page). This way, my readers don't have to feel they have to make a sacrifice to stay honest. I hope this fragment gives you further insight into Edward's head and adds a new dimension to the Twilight story. That's what inspired me to write it in the first place.
I do want to take a moment and thank the wonderful fans who have been so supportive of me over the past three years. I cannot begin to tell you how much each of you means to me. I only hope this note will stop all the confusion and online speculation so that the Twilight universe can once again become the happy escape it used to be. After this incredibly busy year, I am now focusing on spending more time with my family and working on some other writing projects.
--Stephenie

http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/

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oohhh MAN!!! lol I got so excited when I read that, that I didn't think to look over the rest of the page. I had read that one before, so then I thought weird, so maybe I missed it and she IS releasing it. Well darn, my excitment was short lived lol

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"Finzmom4" wrote:

Oh gosh I may be the bearer of bad news but ... right after Breaking Dawn was released someone leaked one of Stephenie's personal manuscripts of MS, then she released the unfinished version on her site. I haven't read the unfinished version, as I have hopes she will finish, and I can read it in its entirety. Here's her letter to fans on her website in Aug.

http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/

I heard about this here when it happened and read that post on her blog, but I didn't here that she DID actually post the whole unfinished version. I wonder if I will read it there now or wait....

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oh man....that was a big ol tease!

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I hope she finishes it. Either way, I plan on rereading the series then finally reading what she has posted. My sister says it is great!

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Oh man Midnight Sun, what she released was great. Make parts of the movie evemn funnier with certain parts. I hope she finishes it!

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if she doesn't finish it .. there will always be fanfics out there Blum 3 I found one that is the continuation of Midnight Sun on fanfic.net. Its pretty cool actually. Biggrin It's too bad she doesn't want to finish it. I think in an interview once she said that maybe in a couple of years when people stop talking about it or whatever, she'll sit down and finish the rest of it. Who knows.

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^ I didn't know about that interview, but that was already my feeling. She is pretty angry, understandably so, so if she were to finish it it would make sense to be when all the hype has died down and she could work on it in peace.

She HAS to finish it, it stopped JUST before the meadow scene! Aaaaahhhh...lol.