So, it turns out that you really have to trust someone with the really important things in your life. Unfortunatly, Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilightseries, found that out recently. She gave out a few different copies of her current project to a few people, that she thought she could trust, to see what they thought. One of them thought it was so good that they posted it on the internet. Now that rabid fans have gotten a hold of this leakage, she feels that she cannot finish what she has started.
This latest project was titled Midnight Sun. It is an alternate version of the Twilight book, from the character Edward's perspective. For those fans who love the series, this is a dream come true. It is well documented that I have read the first book in the Twilight series, and I feel that this new book is a very smart way to keep the interest in the world of Twilight. One of my favorite authors, Orson Scott Card, did the same thing with his Ender series with Enders Shadow. It just sends fans into a frenzy.
But here is where the problem lies. On her website, stepheniemeyer.com, she addresses the issue of her stealing friend. She has decided to post the yet unedited 260+ pages of the new book. However, she states that she doesn't think that she will finish the book:
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.
....I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely.
Yes, Stephenie did the right thing by posting her favorite version of the story so far. But I have lost a little respect for the lady. I understand the artist type, where the art is everything and if anything compromises the art they quit. I hate that, I just want to grab her ears and scream in her face: "Stop being a BABY!!". I think she should take this set back and make the story just to stick it to the thief. This is her oppertunity to show her fans what they mean to her. If she truly appreciates her fans like she says she does, then this wouldn't stop her from finishing her story. From this experiance she should that there are a very limited amount of people that you can trust with stuff like that.
Maybe I am being overly critical, but I think she is giving up too easily. For those of you who want to read what Stephenie has posted then CLICK HERE. I would love to hear what you think about this situation. Let me know what you think, until then...