Friday, August 29, 2008

Midnight Sun

I was saddened today when I read Stephenie Meyers blog on her official site: (www.stepheniemeyer.com) where I read her statement about the leak of "Midnight Sun" and how it has affected her, and the future of the book. My hopes of an expedient release of "Midnight Sun" have been dashed, as Stephenie says; "Midnight Sun has been put on hold indefinitely." What sad news for all her fans and all those who love Edward and Bella! She has a link on her site to read the pages of "Midnight Sun" that were leaked, but her version, not a version that is rapidly spreading through the Internet and that have been defiled or tainted. I have torn feelings about reading the excerpt she has posted. I have a strong desire to read Edward's version of events, but I don't want to read and wonder if the rest the book will ever be finished. My heart goes out to Stephenie for all that she has experienced because some people can't wait for, and others who want to ruin and discredit a good thing. I hope that Stephenie will someday soon, finish and publish "Midnight Sun", as I am anxiously awaiting it. In the meantime she says that she is working on other projects. Hopefully we will be privileged enough to experience those projects.

Now more than ever WE NEED TO SHOW STEPHENIE OUR SUPPORT!!! Please sign your name here to show your support, and link this blog to any Facebook, MySpace page, or blog you have. Send the link to your friends and family and let them know why YOU think it is important to show Stephenie our support! Our supporter numbers have been leaking in instead of flooding in, and we need every one's help!

7 comments:

Kate said...

I was so ... shocked, disappointed, confused... when I read this morning Stephenie's notice that Midnight Sun was on hold. Shouldn't be shocked I guess. People can be idiots. Disappointed - OBVIOUSLY! But also confused because I thought a couple of months ago, (June?) when I went on her website for the first and only other time before this morning, that she had the first chapter up for us to get a taste and start the saliva flowing :) Is this unauthorized draft different than that? (I didn't bother to check what she'd counter-posted). I feel so badly for her that she has been betrayed like this, especially since she's been so generous to her fans! I hope she is able to get to a place of peace with the situation. I want to comfort her: People can be IDIOTS. Keep it in perspective. Assume non-malice and move on for her own sake,.. as well as ours! of course :) I support her in whatever new venture she undertakes. She is a rare and special creative talent.

mizziebee2332 said...

I can't believe someone would have the audacity to post that. I am still in shock.. its just unfair to SM after EVERYTHING she has done for all of us.

schonerfehler said...

It is Stephenie. With an E. Sorry, just a pet peeve.

KT said...

I too am confused, disappointed, shocked and saddened! I was really looking forward to reading Midnight Sun. I can't believe someone would do that to SM and also ruin it for the rest of us! Very selfish! So... even though SM recommended NOT reading the MS draft, I couldn't help myself. I must say I was very impressed; yet I was hooked from the first teaser chapter long before. I wasn't able to leave my computer. Oh, it makes the love story between Bella and Edward so much more intense! SM is so creative and writes the best love stories by far! However... the story doesn't end and I am craving more! I know it is selfish of me but I really LOVE her writing! This is a difficult time for SM and my thoughts are with her. And, I am hopeful that her fans will pull her through this. Also, I am hoping that when things settle and she can find some peace, maybe just maybe she will be able to finish MS and publish it. She deserves to have this success and to be rightfully compensated for it! So... I am hoping that after time heals fresh wounds and if enough fans are supportive yet encouraging enough just maybe she will finish the unbelievable piece. She has certainly done it again (or at least I thought so). I would so much love to have something to look forward to and would love to add MS to my Twilight collection. I will remain hopeful...I know she is not receiving any mail currently but I hope she is reading blogs to see how her fans support her and are wanting more!

Kate said...

KT, you expressed it beautifully! I feel so badly for Stephenie. I'm a newby, having just discovered her amazing worlds and characters this summer and I'm totally hooked! I indulged in a bunch of interviews last night (MTV etc. that you can link to from her web page)and I was amazed at all the hype, excitement, travel, stress etc. she's been living with this past year. Could this artistic frustration and betrayal have happened at a worse time?! I hope she can immerse herself now in her family life and dive into some new story idea and loose herself in the joy of the creative process and leave all of this behind for a while until she is rejuvenated enough and able to approach the Twilight world from a healthy place again. I feel that she will want and need the closure for herself and she is too considerate and kind to leave all of her adoring and respectful fans hanging forever. I too could not resist checking out her draft, to see how much it was changed from the first chapter she'd posted in June. I was sucked in and couldn't leave my computer! So rich and compelling emotionally to hear Edward's side. This woman is truly something! I appreciate her letting us read even that much. She should be compensated! She needs to publish so that we can say thank you by buying the book!

MotherWifeStudent then Person said...

I am completely annoyed at the people who leaked Midnight Sun, and my sympathies go out to SM. I really hope and look forward to being able to read the completed version very soon.

laura said...

I understand Stephanie's fellings. that's something so insulting for her, for all her wark and effort. But i think that those person who published the 12 chapters can't be able to destroy her dream, her great way to make us dream with her, and if she don't write any more that's as if she had been surrendered and they won.
There are a lot of people who is unconditional and faithful fan of her. We are going to support her in everything. we are continue buying her books. For my part i will not read any chapter, even if i would read them, i would buy the new book with closed eyes, because i admire her and her story.

Please Stephanie continue with the magica of your stories, don't allow that anybody break your essence and so allow us continue dreaming with Edward and Bella

Laura XxX