Stephenie Meyer Talks Midnight Sun!

Jun 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Podcasts, Site News, Stephenie Meyer Interview

We were amazed going through the interview with Stephenie Meyer, and wanted to bring you an answer to one of the MOST asked questions… The very first thing Stephenie addressed was Midnight Sun, and now you can hear it all straight from her!

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Meghan: What we’ll do is just start here, you’ll do one question and keep going around…

Letters to Twilight: No pressure!

(Laughing)

Meghan: So alright, go for it!

Stephenie: Wait! Wait, wait, wait! Do you all have your tape recorders on?

All: (Nodding and saying yes!)

Stephenie: First question, because we are going to deal with this right now, is Midnight Sun! Right? So we don’t have to…

All: (Lot’s of blabbering…)

Stephenie: I know that’s what everyone cares about.  I also know that the right answer would be for me to say “Oh yah, it’s done! And it’ll be out next month!”  But that’s not true.  It’s also not true that I’ve got a ton of work done on it, and that’s what I’m working on.  What’s true is that I’m really burned out on vampires.  And, I don’t want to write it badly.  So I want to wait until I’m excited about the material again, and I’m excited about Edward, and that it’s something that’s motivating.  You know, when a story is keeping me up at night, and I’m waking up at 4 am in the morning and thinking ‘Yes! That is what is what should happen in this moment!’  Then that is when I can write with happiness! So, right now it feels like homework… it really does.  And when things feel like homework they go very, very slowly for me.  So it’s still not a “It’s not gonna happen!” I want to do it when I can do it right.  You know, I have my share of human stubbornness, and I have to tell you, it’s a little bit hard when people are like “This is the only thing you can do, and it’s the only thing we care about!”  And, you’re kind of like a three year old, you want to be like “I’m gonna do what I wanna do!” Yah.  “You’re not the boss of me!”  So my mom has backed off a little bit.  Actually, I was at The Fray concert, and I was hanging out with the guys backstage.  They’re really cool, and I was talking to Isaac about it.  He was like, “I really want you to do that!”  And I was like “Oh my gosh!  Come on!”  You know I can’t get away from it anywhere.  And, we talked about stubbornness and reverse psychology.  I have this great thing he signed for me, it says “To Stephenie, Don’t work on that stupid book! Nobody wants it anyway!”  I have it by my computer.  That really is the right direction to go with me, because I’m like “Huh!  Maybe I should do it!  I’ll show you!”   Psychology!  Anyway, that’s Midnight Sun!  so, that should disappoint everyone!

Twilight Series Theories: I don’t think so!

Stephenie: Ok!  so now we’re done!  (Laughing) So, I’ll see you guys later!

All: (Laughing)

Letters to Twilight: That’s totally understandable.

Twilight Series Theories: I would rather wait.

Twilight Source: We’re not reading it until it’s done.

Twilight Series Theories: I haven’t read it!

Letters to Twilight: You haven’t!

Stephenie: The people I worry about are the haters. You know, that like to talk about what a horrible writer I am and all that stuff.  When I do write it they’re going to say “Oh, this was worse than the first half because now she did it badly!”  No matter what I do it’s going to be that way.  There’s a mental block there.  You know what people are going to say, so I have wait until it’s just me and the book again.  Then I can feel excited about it!  You know, sometimes I’ll sit and think about the car chase, that we don’t get to see from Bella’s perspective.  I have that one completely mapped out in my head.  That one wouldn’t be hard to get down. Stuff like that, it gets exciting. Cars.  Ya know!  The first car he steals I have picked out, and then the second one.  It get’s messy!  It’s gonna be great!  You have to get excited about things!  But, that’s Midnight Sun!

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714 Comments to “Stephenie Meyer Talks Midnight Sun!”

  1. khush says:

    plz plz plz finish the whole twilight series from edward’s prespective (midnight sun) i hav been dying for it to come out

    • Chrissy says:

      I’m pretty sure Midnight Sun is just the first book in Edward’s perspective. Stephenie might get a little bored having to rewrite the whole series in another perspective. There isn’t as much room for creativity there as there is if you start a whole new book on your own, such as Bree Tanner’s book. That didn’t need to go by everything that happened in Eclipse, she could take it in any direction she wants.

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  3. Stephanie,

    A true fan will understand. It’s like eating your favorite food, You still love it, but you need a chance to miss it. I love your boos and I’ve read the first 12 chapeters and to be honest was lost when there was no more. Reading for me allows me escape into a place where dreaing can’t take you. I thank you for that. So please take a rest, miss Edward and then comes back and finish Midnight Sun… It really is like reading a differnt book from a “man’s” point of view. Not just any man….the eternial essessance every women wishes for in a man… A man who is “hungery” to love you forever.

    No matter what age you are…. that in a nut shell is what the draw is… so thanks Stephanie for the Twilight Books and Midenight Sun…. Write for us… and who care what the “haters” say… it’s not for them.

    Mel :)

    • Hannah says:

      So true the books she writes are up to her and she should never have to worry about haters, she has more fans than haters

      • Jeannie says:

        I love all the twilight books,and I’m afraid you will think I’m crazy,but I have read them all six times..I just can’t get enough of them.i have all the movies and I watch them over and over..I love Bella and Edward and I love Stephanie for bringing them into our lives…I would love for her to finish Midnight Sun because writers that have tried to finish it just doesn’t get it..I am not a teenager ,but a grandmother,so you can see people of all ages love her work.by the way I have also read The Host twice, so far, and loved it too.thank you again Stephanie and keep up the wonderful work ,we all think you are great….

  4. Madeleine says:

    Writing should never be forced! We understand the difficulties you’re going through Mrs.Meyers, and all we can hope for is that you write for yourself and for the pure joy of writing. Stay strong and keep doing what you love! You will always have a tremendous amount of support from the one’s who love you most because those are the people who matter the most! Till then, we’ll be waiting in wings until you decide to take us back in your world.

    With much love,

    Madeleine

  5. Elle says:

    Dear Stephanie,

    I enjoyed all of the books and I only read them in September of this year. It was disappointing to find out that someone leaked Midnight Sun before you were ready to release it to your hungry fans. I read the draft from your website (I could not resist) – thank you for sharing it with us. It is like the last piece of a puzzle. I hope you find your muse again to finish it. I have yet to see all the movies completely – but that will happen eventually. Thank you again – I will wait anxiously read of Edward´s Midnight Sun.

    Elle

  6. Zoey says:

    I read Midnight sun, and it was great . What i love about you the most was you didn’t care about your haters. and its understandable that you sick of Vampires , and hopefully you will find your inspiration again. i really hope you don’t give up though . Maybe try another genres of books .

    -Zoey :)

  7. Sky says:

    Please please please get motivated to write again! I’ve been waiting since 2008 and still nothing on the subject of the on coming literary boom of Midnight Sun. I’ve been to the official website and since she posted a partial draft and a chapter 1 draft, I read both. In all honestly I believe it’s going to be fantastic! Why anyone would hate on that pure potent genius muddles me. With the release of Breaking Dawn part 2 literally right around the corner, seeing as im typing this on 10/24/2012 I’m still anxious to read Edwards point of view. In the partial draft, we get an insight of his complete personality and why he does the things that he does. There’s so much love yet misunderstanding because he’s not familiar with the new feelings, like a middle school kid with his first crush. He doesn’t quite know how to deal with it but pushes on dispite his constant antagonizing over Bella’s general well being from him. The book is stellar and I hope she starts working on it sometime soon.

  8. Bella says:

    Hi,
    Who wants to read the rest of midnight sun? If you want to read the best fan fiction (chapter 13-24) of midnight sun then go to http://82411.wix.com/midnight-sun#!home/mainPage
    I loved to relive the twilight story, preparing myself for the breaking dawn part II:)

  9. Julie says:

    sorry i just sent you an e mail but with my wrong address i want to read your draft of midnight sun and i cant get to it. how do i get it?

  10. Jaycie says:

    Okay, I understand that ya, she needs to get happy got that. My question; how come she can write other books in her frame of mind and not midnight sun? It is not right for her to get stubborn about it! Yeah someone illegally posted midnight sun. They have already read it! Stephanie Meyers FANS, the people that got her where she is today by loving twilight, are the ones not getting to read it! Who is she punishing? The fans? What did we do? One more thing. Don’t you think Edwards point of view be more down and depressing? Still good, but just a different mood. Bella is his ray of light right? Why cant his mood be different? Stephanie’s mood now, can maybe help the book. She says its like doing homework. Doing what your fans want is homework? Strange, we bought all the books and are loyal and have not read the illegal copy, but what we want is homework.

  11. MIchelle says:

    I want to read midnight sun so bad :C but only if its finished.
    I hope she will find what she is looking for to finish the book

    • Hannah says:

      i wouldnt wait it so good and so worth hopefully she will finish it and the rest of the books in his perspective i almost like it better that way ….

  12. Krista says:

    I haven’t read Midnight Sun yet, and wont until its finished. I understand how Stephanie feels about out being homework. You write for your fans but and the same time you write for yourself. I’m sure when Stephanie writes it, it will be great and if she doesn’t well that’s why we have are our own imagination for. Thank you Stephanie for writing the Twilight series it has helped me through some difficult times (the death of my uncle in 2008,being put on bed rest while pregnant with my first child a boy, and the death of my other uncle in 2011). I do how you continue to write more wonderful books being whatever you want them to be, if the fans who liked Twilight really are you’re fans they will like and read the other books you have out or will write.

  13. Hannah says:

    Hi,
    I agree with one of the above twihard fans….. I do believe you should finsish the twilight sereies from edwars perspective. I am a huge twilight fan huge. And i have always wanted to know edwards thoughts and i couldnt wait tillu finished midnight sun i had to read it . I did and who cares what the haters say becuase the book is fabulous i almost like it better than twilight and i would love to have all the other books in his perspective. To make your fans happy i would think about doing that. I always have an open whole in my stomach seriously from the books and harcters because not all my questions answered. I just finished midnigh sun tonight. Alot of my questions were answered and helps you understand alot of his family more. Idk i just love the book for his perspective and would love too see the rest of the book that way. So i hope vampiers start to interest you cause i would love to see midnight sun completed and would hope you would complete the others too.
    love, Huge twilight fan

  14. Anetta says:

    Dear Stephenie!
    Do not finish it ….yet…… wait until the time is right for you, I can wait … :) Well…I have to. :)
    A.

  15. Rebecca says:

    Please Stephanie Meyer make a fifth twilight book your movies are the only thing I love going to see with my grandma and mom please you are the best now you would not want to put your fans down now would you

  16. Rebecca says:

    I mean sixth sry please keep on making twilight books and movies me and my mom cried walking out of the movie theaters It would really make me happy if you made more twilight books and movies if you want I would great fully be in your movies I’m a good actress ;-)

  17. Lily says:

    Dear Stephenie,

    I really liked all of your books. And I think Midnight Sun is a great idea. When you read Twilight from Bella’s perspective, It seems like a perfect love story, even though its complicated. But I always felt like you never really got the full story and understood why Edward fell in love with Bella. With Midnight Sun, you could finally explain all the events, and readers could really understand what Edward went through. I think it is a good decision to not do all of the books from his perspective, because it doesn’t matter quite as much after that. But I think it would be great to finish it, because in twilight there’s all these comments and things done by Edward that never really are explained, and it would be amazing to read about it. I understand why you stopped, you felt hurt it was published on the internet, and now it feels like homework. That makes sense, so you should wait till you feel motivated. But don’t let it go completely out of your mind. I really hope it is published some day. And about the haters of Twilight, dont worry about them. Theres always going to be someone who doesn’t like what you write. You just have to focus on all of the people that do love it. So i sincerely hope that you finish Midnight Sun, because we all would love to read it.

  18. jenma says:

    HI! Im really excited about midnight sun, but u shuld take ur time and try to finish it! I mean we can totally understand, and if ur having a block try talking to ur fans!! im sure tat they’ll give u sum inspiration. Im a huge fan of urs so i started writing stories to become like u, now my friends and teachers aree all waiting fur my next story. Ill say that the book itself is horrible, its not even published or in that case printed but the stry is good. So i kinda understand the block, even though its nothing alike so i just talk to my friends and they always get me out. Take ur time and make minight sun d best book ever!!
    –ur biggest fan,
    Jenma

  19. Rogel says:

    I was saddened when I knew that Ms. Stephanie Meyer lost her appetite in writing about midnight sun…nevertheless….I am still hoping that she will continue writing it and will be presented in different cinemas worldwide!! I am an avid fan of these twilight series…..thank you..

    Sincerely,

    Rogel

  20. Bonnie says:

    Plz.. Finish the books from Edwards point of view. It just makes it so complete having the books from his point of view also, I can not wait to buy all the books from Edwards view. And if there was any way of doing a movie from his point of view I think that would be truley amazing also. Even maybe another book after breaking dawn. Taking it just a bit further into thier life and the story. None of us in my house can get enough of Twilight. We are heart broken and cant wait for next set of books and movies to come out. PLEASE !!!!!

  21. sushi says:

    So she’s scared…

  22. Michèle says:

    Dear Sephanie,

    As all of us, I understand how hard this situation is for you. All fans (inclouding me) wait for de book and I would love to read it at one day. Take the time you need to finish it. But don’t give up. It will be awesome and you’re going to surprise everyone when it’s coming out. And at this point I will thank you for your inspiration, for your lovely books and just for being amazing.

    Sincerly,

    Michèle

  23. Joanne says:

    Dear Stephenie

    I love your wok, of course. Though I enjoy the Twilight series and the partial draft of Midnight Sun, I want to know what happen next in “The Host.” I love that book, don’t let them make a movie of it unless they get really good actors because frankly the movies except for the last 2 parts of Twilight series did not do justice to your work at all. You’re a fantastic writer, for Godsake you have millions if not billions of fans. Don’t write for the haters (there’s always going to be haters), don’t write for your fans, write because you have a story to tell the world and it is one that is worth telling.

  24. EdwardCCullen says:

    She started working of it in 2008 it’s 2013 now, how long does it take you to write a book, you already got like 5 Twilight Books, You Should Know What Happens………..

  25. rock yra says:

    plissss finished it. cant hardly wait to see edward and bella. adorable, loveable
    romantic vampiare

  26. Hannah says:

    I hope you finish midnight sun but in your own time no one should force you to finish it, your fans will wait and understand ,they have never given up on you yet and I don’t think they will give up now ,we will all get our hands on midnight sun when your ready to hand it over to the world :)

  27. Maggie says:

    Don’t do it! Nobody wants that stupid book! ;)

    • anna says:

      i firmly disagree everyone wants that book out its Stephenie’s decision but you shouldnt stand in her way nor should any haters im just another fan but that wont stop me from getting angry at such an outrageous comment please finish that book stephenie i love the start ill love the finish!

  28. Missiey says:

    Dear Stephenie,

    I’m anxious to read Midnight Sun. I’ve read the other 4 books 3x each and own all the movies. I love them so much. I also want to say that you inspired me to write a book. I’ve only been writing on it for 2 months now and all ready on chapter 3. It is difficult to write when the material doesn’t come to you, or the lines you want them to say doesn’t sound right, or its just something as simple as writers block. I look forward to your book and thank you so much for the inspiration you’ve given me. You’re an amazing woman and writer.

    Sincerely,

    Missiey

  29. Sandra says:

    Dear Stephenie,

    I look forward to reading Midnight Sun. When you do finish it and hope you do a movie of Midnight Sun too. My daughter has all 4 of your books and movies. She is a big fan of you. Her room is all twilight.

    Sincerely,

    Sandra

  30. TwihardApril says:

    Dear Steaphanie Meyer I love the Twilight and I want Midnight Sun

  31. Ismahan says:

    Dear Stephenie,

    I was SO excited to read Midnight Sun. When you read it from Edwards perspective it just so good and I can’t really even explain. I read all of your books and I just fell in love with them. When I found out that their was a part of Midnight Sun posted (even though I wished it wasn’t so you could have finished the book) I stayed up until 4 in the morning to finish it on my laptop cause I just couldn’t put it down. I just really hope that you could be able to go on and finish the book :)

  32. Alivia DarJean says:

    As far as authors go, I really and truly think that Stephenie Meyer should be the first one. Not just to the New York Times, but to every one in the entire world of “human” race. Really, to tell the truth, I think that haters of The Twilight Saga and The Illustrated Guide, even The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner should mean absolutely nothing to you when it comes to your writing. I have been watching The Twilight Saga since I was 7 years old (in 2008) and EVERY single book, movie, comic, or whatever has been made by the fans of The Twilight Saga. I love TTS so much that I’ve read the books at least eleven times and watched all 5 movies more than 20 times. Just think of haters as people in a school that you go to You might never see or hear from them again. And another likely chance of gaining haters and self-consciousness is a very likely chance that they are either jealous of Bella and Edward or the other awesome characters o they just haven’t read the books OR watched the movies, or even wish that they have love like that. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE publish Midnight Sun and don’t worry about other people. The long-time fans, including me want to be able to look in my room on my book shelf and see the book Midnight Sun stand out out of all the rest of them. To me, I love you, your books and movies so much that, my world is changing. I’m amending The Twilight Saga to my life as an extreme energy source, even a life saver. If there was a fire, I’d get nothing but the movies and books. Stephenie Meyer, please publish the book and continue writing. Make me proud Stephenie!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. haley says:

    Hi Stephanie I see ure perspective of all this but fans are horrified of the thought of the end.sometime I hate watching breaking dawn part 2 cause it feels like the end I have read all the books 4 times and definitely haven’t gotten tire of them. I have been on my kendal fire for the last 2 hours trying to find anything that would say it finishing midnight sun. I wish twilight was real and it could go on forever. No offense but I have been trying to talk myself into writing a copy just for me but it first feel right. If I was rich I would give u my whole fortune to finish it. That book is amazing and may sound crazy of me say this but it’s true. So for the non haters plz finish it.

  34. dear Stephnie mam,
    i am not evn sure if u read all d comoments sent by ur fans to u

  35. ya bt still keeping the hope i am writng this to u..
    plzzz mam plzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!
    the wait for midnight sun has been painful!!!!!
    u were supposed to b writing after breakingdawn 2!! u promised!!!!
    atleast give us an official reply whethr or nt u r gona complete it ??
    plzzz mam atleast rply to ur hardcore fans!!!!!
    we r like ur children!!
    love,
    vidhi

  36. (;;) twilight lover (;;) says:

    heyy stephenie i was so upset when i read the last page in breaking dawn. i was so exited to see what happened but so upset that it was all over :( then i hurd you were wrighting midnight sun and i started jumping up and down i was so happy then i herd you wernt gona finish it :( but i would never read the few chapters of midnight sun coz i know you didnt want people to read them and i no the finished version will be better then half of it so please please please wright the rest of it all of what me and my friends talk about is twilight and how much we cant weight for midnight sun to come out and dont worry about haters the books are written for the fans who somehow are reminded of twilight in every non related conversation so please please wright it soon me all my friends and millions of loving fans are weighting. P.S thank you so so much for writing the twilight books (;;) :)

  37. April Burrill says:

    I need more twilight. Please finish Midnight Sun. I want to read it, but only once it’s finished. I never want this saga to end. These books are like my own personal drug. I don’t think I’ll ever get enough.

  38. Brook says:

    I think she should just know that people everywhere love her writing skills!!!!, including me!!! I love that u wrote because it is something we do as a family now we sat down and read your books and we went to see each movie we hope there are more to come but take your time and i know what u mean about the homework!!! It sucks

    Thx

    P.S. we all hope u keep writing

  39. vinny says:

    Dear Stephine,

    I am probably one of the very few men who will admit that they love twilight, and I do love your books. I can understand why you do not want to continue Midnight Sun at this time and maybe nowhere in the near future. I won’t lie I did read the unfinished copy, but I wouldn’t have if you didn’t put it up for the public to see. As an author it is your right to say when we can read it, and well…you gave us the chance. Honestly I liked it more than I did from Bella’s point of view. He was extremely confused and conflicted and I can relate to that much better than I can Bella). I wish more than anything that I could see from his point of view how hard he tries to keep her clumsy self safe :). He would go to the ends of the earth and back and then die for her. I am a guy who would do the same for my girl and well I would love to see it from a immortal vampires point of view. I really do hope that one day you will finish this story. The love that never dies, all from behind the sometimes gold, and sometimes black eyes of the famous Edward Cullen. You will most likely never read this but I do hope you find it eventually. Maybe this will help bring back the inspiration you need to write it and write it the right way. I will wait ( but can not say patiently haha) for the day that I finally get to see it from his eyes. Thank you for the wonderful books that you have given us through the years and I hope this is not the end of the Cullens, the Swans, and everyone else in the books. Take your time so that everyone will be just as happy with Midnight Sun as we were with the Twilight saga :D.

    -not your typical male

  40. Brianna Nix says:

    I really like the twilight saga and I want to know if you can add on to the twilight saga

  41. Sam says:

    I think one last book about what happened with Jacob and Renesmee would be awesome that would be the end of it. I don’t think rewriting the book’s from Edwards point is a good idea, it might change how people look at him. But I do think that to write one book about Jacob and Renesmee would be cool.

  42. Melissa says:

    Dear Stephanie,

    Your work is something that inspires us all. I want to say “thank you” for like a billion times for sharing your passion with us. I am like addicted to your writing. It is really special, your story’s have that one thing that makes them al so perfect.
    I always wondered how someone could do that, write a story like that. Because the Twilight-series are like a different world. Not just to me but also to the rest of us, your fans. It gives me the chance to escape my normal life and be somewhere else, somewhere far away in a world with vampires and werewolves. That’s what makes them so unique.
    I totally understand that you need some kind of ‘break’ you don’t have to write for us, do it for yourself. Writing for youself is the real passion.
    Just know that you inspire me. I wouldn’t exaggerate if I’d say that you actually changed my live.

    Thx

  43. Melissa says:

    I love the twilight series is there really another one coming out? I was just saying the other day how amazing it would be if there was a book on Edwards view on Bella

  44. Kelley says:

    I love the twilight books so much and really think you should finish Midnight Sun because I would really love to hear Twilight from Edward’s perspective and I’m positive everyone else will too. So please try writing it again. Thanks

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