Ever since part of it leaked online, “Twilight” fans have been frothing at the mouth for more information about Stephenie Meyer’s “Midnight Sun,” the unfinished “Twilight” companion book told from Edward’s perspective. At a mini press junket she held for a group of lucky Twilight fansites picked by Meyer at random out of a hat — TwilightSeriesTheories.com, TwilightSource.com, Twifans.com and Letters to Twilight — she answered fans’ burning questions about the elusive book.
Meyer jumped right into talk about “Sun,” admitting to her eager audience that she has not made any more progress on the novel because, shockingly, she is “really burned out on vampires,” and doesn’t want that to affect her writing in a negative way.
“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,” she said. “Right now, it feels like homework. 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.”
Meyer admitted that part of her reluctance to finish the book is that she is getting pressured about it by all sorts of people, including random musicians.
“I was at the Fray concert, and I was hanging out with the guys backstage,” she shared. “They’re really cool, and I was talking to [frontman] Isaac [Slade] 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.”
Meyer acknowledged her stubbornness, and added that a little reverse psychology might be the better way to go with her. That argument makes sense, since she did write an entire “Twilight” spin-off novella, “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner,” when all she was asked to do was pen a short story.
Meyer said Slade gave her some motivation. “I have this great thing he signed for me; it says, ‘To Stephenie, Don’t work on that stupid book! Nobody wants it anyway!’ That really is the right direction to go with me,” Meyer said. “Because I’m like, ‘Huh! Maybe I should do it! I’ll show you!’ Psychology!”
Knowing how her audience will probably react to even her most evasive statements, Meyer added cheekily, “Anyway, that’s ‘Midnight Sun’! So, that should disappoint everyone!”
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