Stephenie’s Statement

Aug 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Book News, Featured Articles

Stephenie Meyer has now spoken out on the leak of her book, “Midnight Sun.” Please go and read her entire statement here.

Stephenie: “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.”

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91 Comments to “Stephenie’s Statement”

  1. kyle *sniff* says:

    I just don’t know what to say to this. I am depressed, I was psyched to get a look into Edward’s mind. And sure I can go read the draft *which I haven’t and doubt that I will* but it isn’t the same as reading the whole thing. Finalized. Together. And now it won’t happen.

    *Crawls into a hole and cries heart out*

  2. Sarah L. says:

    wow this sucks!

  3. Charlotte says:

    So does this mean she will NEVER finish Midnight Sun?????? NEVER???

  4. morgan says:

    this totally sucks. i was so excited to read this book. why do people have to be so cruel, why cant they just respect stephenie meyer and stop stealing from her. they ruin every thing. i am so MAD

  5. Olivia says:

    Aw, damn! I really hope she changes her mind eventually! I won’t read it. I want to experience it the way I experienced Breaking Dawn, the whole thing at one time… not bits and peices. I’m sooo sympathetic for Stephenie, I can’t imagine anyone who would do something so heartless. Writing is her passion, and it is just totally crushing when somebody takes that for granted cause they couldn’t just WAIT!

    I’m sorry Stephenie, I truly am…

    <3Olivia

  6. Robin says:

    Wow. While I am amazed at the absolute pettiness of people, I am also extremely amazed at the strength of Stephenie Meyer’s character. Having just read her statement, my heart goes out to her. Unfortunately though, people become jealous of other people’s success and try to break them. I was anxiously awaiting Midnight Sun but I do completely understand if she doesn’t finish it. I hope she knows that her writing has affected many, many, many readers in a positive way. I will continue to buy her novels! Karma will win out in the end Stephenie! :)

  7. sarah says:

    i think she will continue midnight sun, beacause she only said it was on hold…..but i still feel bad for her
    because she is reall sad right now…so much so that she can’t even write….i am NOT reading the part from midnight sun…..she even said that she hopes that her fans don’t…so DON’T READ THE DRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Gemma says:

    Like in other circumstances – one person ruined it for everyone.

  9. Marci (major obsessed) says:

    I am completely bawling my eyes out right now. I can not believe we wont get more than 264 pages of Midnight sun. I am so completely depressed. I can just imagine how Stephanie feels. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! And here an hour ago I was excited because of our lightning and thunderstorm here in AZ and me and my family was pretending to watch Vampire baseball with the Cullens. Now we will never get Edwards mind and thoughts. Boo hoo. I am so sad, crushed, and depressed.

  10. emma says:

    I seriously feel like crying. I feel so awful that she has to go through this. I really hope it works out in the end! I really want to read that book!

  11. Kimmi says:

    rip midnight sun :( :(

    :*( So sad for Stephanie…so sad for her loyal fans too….i hope she reconsiders…so sad now :(
    Not going to read the draft…its not the same…it would just be incomplete

  12. Tava says:

    I really wonder who leaked it and ruined it. It is so amazing to read these chapters she has put out that I am SO sad we won’t get the rest. It was so great to read from Edward’s POV. It makes me love him even more. Now we won’t get to see the rest for a long time, if at all.
    Does anyone have a thought on who leaked it?

  13. Tiffany C. says:

    *emo*

    this is really saddening. i was sooo looking forward to this…

  14. Jess says:

    I can’t believe this. I turly can’t. Whoever even linked it or posted it on the internet should go straight to hell. I’m serious that person obviously didn’t now that was a heartless and selfess thing to do. We were all looking foward to yet another book written by stephenie and even more excited that we could get a better grasp on Edward and what his side of Twilight was for him. I rally wanted to know what the other people were thinking in some scenes and i wanted to know what he did when he wasn’t with Bella. I swear i hate this person; I really do. And all i have to say, beg really, is please Stephenie write this because you can show this person you cn still come out and face everyone with your new book and be proud of it.

  15. Twilight And ME says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Jennifer says:

    That was really lame of whoever did that! Now we will never be able to see it for real! This ruined so much for the fans, I even bought an Edward T just for the opening of that book, and too sleep in but that is besides the point. As of now all we can do is stand behind her and support her decision no matter how much we don’t like it, but what choice do we have really? She made up her mind and that is it. People really suck! They really do!

  17. Chloe-An Australian Twilighter says:

    Gee I just want to say thanks alot to who ever did this nbow we have to read some incomplete draft with errors and all. You have really upset me here making Stephenie Mayer do this!!! She is obviously not happy and she is proberbly really sad if you did this for the “greater good” then you reallly need to rethink that because it wasnt the greater good you did it for!!!!!! Im sure that most of the fan population agrees with me about this and DO NOT weant to read an incomplete copy with the author being annoyed. Did you ever think of the financial side of things? the huge reactions to this? Hmpppp You are scum who ever did this and I hope you pay the price!

    An unhappy Twilighter
    Chloe

  18. Laura says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tears. Tears. Tears. Why? Midnight Sun is so awesome! We have got petition to get Midnight Sun back! Does anyone think see is being moody? Like a 2 year-old who can’t go on a certain ride so she refuses to have fun at the fair. She sounds a little hyperemotional. Why have to make a petition!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Julia says:

    Oh my god… This sucks. I don’t know… What to say-
    After I finished Breaking Dawn, I was so sad, because I had just finished the series and that was the end.
    But I still thought, “At least Midnight Sun’s coming out.”… that was all that I was holding on to, that hope, because that would probably have been the last Edward-and-Bella book.
    What do I do now?
    Steph, if you read this, which you probably won’t, I have not read any of the leaked drafts of your book, and I am certainly not going to, even though I can’t (couldn’t…) wait till the book came out. I support your decision, even though I wish you didn’t have to make it, and hope you feel better.
    Keep in mind that thousands of people love you and will always support you. I mean, just look at these comments!
    Hope that helps… though I guess it probably won’t.
    And to the rotten, stinking, turd of a human being who did this, well…
    I hope you are killing yourself to what you’ve done to the fans, who were all anxiously awaiting Midnight Sun, and, more importantly to Stephenie, who I’m sure was having a great time writing…
    And, to Edward. Now we’ll never know what he has to say.
    Oh gosh, sorry for the long comment, but I had to get that out. I’m going to curl into my bean bag and cry now,
    Steph, love you. Feel better.
    Rotten Stinking Turd Of A Human Being, go to hell.

    Writing through my tears,
    Julia

  20. Peachfans says:

    Can’t we do something about this? All band together or something and show her out support or something? I feel so horrible that Stephanie has been so shaken that she just doesn’t have the passion to write anymore. To take that desire from someone, especially Stephanie or writes so much- it just appalls me that we could’ve upset her that much. But we’re the Twilight fans, and there’s no one more passionate then us. Can’t we send a mass apology or something? Anything? I don’t feel as though this is just about Midnight Sun anymore, but about Stephanie’s own privacy that had been violated. I just hope that something good can come from all of this. And for the record, I haven’t read the leak.

  21. Sophie says:

    I am sad for everyone who wanted a complete version of Midnight Sun (including me). And I am sad for Stephenie.
    I haven’t read the draft she posted on her website, so I don’t know if there’s the meadow scene in it. If it’s not, we will never have it?!
    I am sad. :(

  22. Tracy says:

    I’m just so upset. Midnight Sun was *absolutely* going to be my favorite book of the saga. I just know it. I looooove reading things from Edwards POV. That first chapter was amazing.

    I really hope she takes a break for a couple of weeks and then starts it again. I don’t think I could wait until she finishes another book or two before she went back to complete Midnight Sun.

    I mean, the alternative…that she never finishes it at all…is too horrible for me to even contemplate.

  23. kimberly says:

    This blows so much, I was more looking forward to Midnight Sun than I was to Breaking Dawn :( It’s unbelievable that one person can ruin it for so many, and is it just me or is the PDF file for the partial draft that Stephenie posted not working? all I’m getting are white pages with no text on them, can someone send it to me on kimberly1425@hotmail.com?

  24. Jena says:

    What a huge bummer! Hopefully, SM will finish another book and then go back to Midnight Sun. I enjoyed ‘The Host’ as much as the Twilight Saga. I have not read the leak and I have no intention of doing so, I prefer to read them published. well, at least the Official guide will come out in December, so I can look forward to that moment in time.

    Jena

  25. LizMarie says:

    OMG!!!!!! This really sucks. Sometimes i really hate people! There has to be something we can do. I was looking forward to reading this book.

  26. Chia says:

    awww…. and Twilight was even my fave in the whole series V.V,
    its so sad that she aint gonna continue it anymore

    why, oh why did people have to do that and leak Midnight Sun?
    I feel like cryin…

    can’t we Twilighters not do anything for Steph?
    Has she really set her mind?

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH~!

    if someone decides to do something for her, I’d glady take part of it!!!!

  27. Sasha says:

    lets tell her we all want to kill ourselfs becuase we want to read about it…

    man I feel awful….depressed….sad….scared

    for her, for the twilight fandom…

    Midnight sun was going to be big…huge. Hopefully she does right it

  28. Wray says:

    Kallie and Kassie,

    Now I understand your picture on iTunes.

    Thanks for posting Stephenie’s statement on your site. I had a feeling that something was coming like this. Of course, my heart goes out to Stephenie Meyer, mostly because her trust was violated. I can only imagine how she must be feeling. I respect her greatly and hope that she continues to write for as long as she wishes – for herself and for all of us who love her books. We will be waiting.

  29. LizMarie says:

    What I think we should do is have a contest were fans make up a cover for Midnight Sun and whoever wins, it will be the cover for the book. Then online we should sell the book with the new cover and send all the profits to Stephanie Myers. That way she wills still that there are loyal fans that would still buy the book.

  30. Sarah says:

    oh dear. this is just horrible.

  31. Sarah in Texas says:

    wow! :( i can imagine as an author what a huge violation it must be to have your work distributed w/o your consent or knowledge especially when it hasn’t even been finished yet. i really hate that now she may not even finish Midnight Sun and i was so looking forward to that. i can’t understand why someone would do this. it’s a huge disappointment to all the fans and i’m sure a disappointment to the Stephenie Meyer as well. i hope after all of the initial drama has passed and died down maybe, just maybe she’ll be able to go back to it! *sigh*

  32. Kristalynn says:

    I just wanted to share my frustration at the person who violated SM this way. With the love and respect she gives so many,
    how could someone do this to her. To them it may have just been a manuscript that they felt would get good buzz online, but to an author, to an artist, its like a child.
    Shame, and guilt should encompass that person. And a damn good apology should follow.

    We love you SM!!! And understand your decision. Just don’t stop writing. . . . thats too great a talent, and imagination to be silence.

  33. Janet says:

    Wow. I didn’t see this coming at all. I knew about the leak and I knew that some people thought she might change her mind about publishing but I didn’t really think it would come to that. Hopefully, she takes time away from the fandom now and eventually returns to midnight sun one day. I guess that’s all we can hope for.

  34. Charlotte B. says:

    Wow i am so upset. I was so looking forward to Midnight Sun. That was my last hope of a Bella and Edward novel. Now we have nothing. I didn’t read the draft when it was leaked because i wanted to wait for when it was published. Well i guess i am going to have to read the draft now since it wont be published.

    Whoever leaked this, you should be ashamed. Stephenie gave this to you in confidence and you violated her by leaking it.
    I hate you. I hope you are happy.

    Please Stephenie.. don’t let one person ruin this for you. Finish the book. Everyone would still buy it. But if you don’t, i completely understand why.

  35. Rachel says:

    This is soooo sad. i REALLY hope she finishs it. it sounds like a great book.

  36. Luna Eclipse says:

    Argh! I am in seriously in agony! Grrr…. stupid, leeky people!

  37. Megan says:

    omg. im so sorry!!!
    i read the first chapter a few months ago released on one of the official sites, and it was amazing to get inside edwards head, … it just sucks that now i may never get the chance to get what he was thinking… it upsets me. when i found out about it, i told my friends that if they found it, to tell someone, so they could find the leak… one of my friends found it. but she read it instead. she feels very bad, and although she wishes the book was cancled.. she doesn’t feel remosrse for reading it. she said it was amazing, but she doesn’t see why it would be so big a deal. i hit her for that. if anybody would like to send her angry emails, please, do so, by sending her emails at sweet-_-dreamer@hotmail.com

    im sorry on behalf of my friend… to the fans. to everybody, but mostly, to Stephenie, Edward, and bella. im sorry

  38. Christa says:

    i hope she is reading and sees how many people love her work! i know that will not stop a heart that is hurting but it can start to help mend it… she needs all the postive comments and love that we could give her! we are the ones who put this book on hold we should at least be the ones who try our hardest to get her back into a postive mind set!!!! come on all we are crazy fans we know how to make a movement happen! we just need to make the movement one that uplifts her and not hurts her!!! can we do it…. (YES WE CAN!)

  39. Wendy says:

    SM has said in the past how emotions play into her writing. I understand why at this point she feels she can’t go on. Please do not petition her to continue. The end result would not make you or SM happy. If it is not exactly what it is supposed to be then is it worth it??? I say no….and I think that is what Stephenie is saying as well.
    The fact that someone betrayed her in this way is somewhat unbelivable and quite disgusting. I am just as upset as the next fan. I too was very much looking forward to reading Edwards take on Twilight. I think that it would add so much to the entire series to be able to understand Edwards thinking. I venture a guess that those who didn’t like Breaking Dawn might change their opinions a little after reading Midnight Sun. Particularly since Edward was the one negotiating during the conflict with the Volturi. Perhaps understanding the way his mind works would give us an idea of his thought processes during those tense moments, or help us feel what he was experiencing during Bellas pregnancy.
    It is a painful tragedy that we will have to wait so long to read the true version of Edward. But I think SM will eventually get back to it.
    I did not see or read the leaked version. I would never have read it if it had crossed my path. I have chosen to download SM version from her web site. I will not read it. Not until after I read the published version of Midnight Sun. For me it would ruin the final version if I read any of the draft by influencing my perspective. Why did I download it then?? More as an insight into Stephenies writting process. A way to learn how a truely gifted writer makes her way through to a finished copy of a story. No, I will not cheat. I have also stayed away from the movie trailers to avoid getting spoiled. I have self control. Too bad the person who leaked it did not. It was to all of the fans detriment.

  40. Luna Eclipse says:

    Hey, you guys sould go read the full statement on stephenie meyer’s website, she has posted the draft that got leaked thre, so you guys don’t have to feel guilty about reading the illeagal copy!
    Also,
    Megan: You really shouldn’t be putting your friends email out there even if she did do somthing bad.

  41. Git 'r Done! (Amy) says:

    Ommigosh. I’m so angry. Why would someone do something so stupid and ruin the fun for EVERYBODY??? I want to be a vampire and bite somebody right now.

  42. TwilightFan says:

    I’M SAD AND I DON’T BLAME HER !!!!

    BUT DON’T WORRY I HAVE FAITH THAT SHE WILL FINISH IT !!!!!

  43. Callie Cullen says:

    my eyes are already tearing and in about 30 seconds, the tears will start to fall, not lie
    i cant believe it, poor stephanie
    as jacob said, there are no words for this

  44. Jasmine says:

    UGHHH!!! I’M LITERALLY CRYING!!!!!! THIS IS SOOOO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW COULD THEY?!?!?!?!?!?!?! POOR STEPHENIE!!!!!!!! I FEEL HER PAIN SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! WE ALL DO!!!!!!!!!! IT FEELS LIKE EVERY TWILIGHTER HAS BEEN STABBED!!!!!!!!! TO HEAR THAT SHE MIGHT NOT BE PUBLISHING MIDNIGHT SUN…… :’( :’( WHY DO SOME PEOPLE HAVE TO WRECK EVERYTHING?????????????????

    I’M SOOOO SAD AND MAD THAT I WON’T EVEN BOTHER TO SIGH MY NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Jasmine says:

    IF I WAS I VAMPIRE RIGHT NOW, NO ONE WOULD BE ABLE TO STAND IN A 50 MILE RADIUS BECAUSE I’D BE SLAYING EVERYONE RIGHT NOW!!!!!!! THAT’S HOW SAD AND MAD I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Hanna says:

    I am so mad and upset and disappointed that Midnight Sun has been put on hold! I have been dying to read this book since I read the sample chapter on Stephenie’s website. Stephenie did say that the first part of the book (the first 264 pages) is on her website for the fans that want to reamin true and loyal to the book and characters. It is quite unfair that someone would illegally post something to ruin the magic and fun for millions around the world! Now Stephenie is too sad to even write. With this reaction, you can just tell how devoted she is to the characters and series. I went to the Breaking Dawn Concert in Seattle, and she said that she thought of Bella, Edward, Jacob, and all the other characters as her children. That is the kind of love and feeling she puts into this great series. Please keep writing Stephenie! You can pull through this! All of the Twilight fans are on your side!!

  47. Kirsty says:

    THAT SUCKS!!

    i hope whoever did this is feeling really guilty now

    they should just go die!

  48. Lindsey says:

    I am seriously soooo bummed about this. After Breaking Dawn I really wanted to read Midnight Sun, at least with this coming out, it didnt seem like the Saga was over entirely, now its just like it is. I’m not sure I want to read the draft she put because just like Stephenie said, it was a draft not the real thing that she wanted to publish so I have no desire to read it. And i guess im still hoping she might change her mind even though it looks like shes definitely over it now. I’m so sad now, it makes me wanna cry cuz now its like its over forever.

  49. Angie G says:

    Nooooo!!! Not fair ;_; I am so so so depressed! I was sure that Midnight sun would be my FAVORITE book!! Why do people have to ruin it for everyone!.

    I think we need to be supportive to SM though and no one be mad at her! Maybe if we all show nicely how much we still want to read it she will eventualy change her mind!

  50. Angela says:

    I just read the blog on stephanie page and I’ve been looking for somewhere to comment. Thankfully I found this page!

    Anyways, I am new to the Twilight series thanks to my mom and her friend. I read all four books in just a week which is faster than I read any of the Harry Potter books.
    I was super stoked to find out she was going to write midnight sun and now my hopes are completely smashed. I started to read the first Chapter that released on her site and I couldn’t wait till she finished!
    Stephanie, If we read these comments, PLEASE PLEASE do not give up hope. Edward is in your head and I know he wants to come out! I realize it can’t be easy for you right now but don’t give up hope. I have not read what you have written so far and I don’t think I can bring my self to read it without putting Edward next to Bella on my bookshelf just like you had envisioned them to be! Your real fans of Bella and Edward will be waiting patiently to read what is meant for us to read!

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