New Devastating Midnite Sun News.

  
dallas

properly trained- man is dogs best- friend
 
 
Barked: Sun Aug 31, '08 4:30pm PST 
From Stephanies Blog:

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

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Im so upset!!!!!! I really hope she changes her mind! (altho the part about the Cullens dieing and James winning made me laugh)

Heres the link for anyone who wants to read:
http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/midnightsun.html
Fun On The- Run Kennel- Racing

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Barked: Thu Sep 4, '08 12:47am PST 
I know! I must say, I broke down and read it though shh

I hope she publishes it!!!confused
dallas

properly trained- man is dogs best- friend
 
 
Barked: Thu Sep 4, '08 1:33pm PST 
I hope she publishes it too!!! Im gonna read it but I gotta get it open first, my compputer wont open it.

Casey

The Oldest- Rules!
 
 
Barked: Sun Oct 19, '08 6:09pm PST 
I'm pretty sure she started it again as of June, it said on her website that it was her next project.
Fun On The- Run Kennel- Racing

'10 Junior- Iditarod, 6th- place!
 
 
Barked: Thu Oct 23, '08 9:41pm PST 
Actually, it was in August that she chose to stop writing it...it is so sad that she is not gonna publish it yet! *enters Midnight Sun withdrawl*
dallas

properly trained- man is dogs best- friend
 
 
Barked: Sat Oct 25, '08 7:33pm PST 
very very sad!crycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycry
SNOOPY

Oh, wow. Lovely.
 
 
Barked: Fri Jan 9, '09 7:52pm PST 
She's writing it again now. ;DD
Fun On The- Run Kennel- Racing

'10 Junior- Iditarod, 6th- place!
 
 
Barked: Mon Jan 12, '09 1:42pm PST 
Really? I recently read an article that she wasn't going to start writing it for about 2 years...until all the hype about it died down and she could go for a period of time without hearing the words 'Midnight Sun' she would finish writing it.