Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer (Rough Draft) – most commented/viewed post in Multiply

“No more mistakes. I hit the gas, and then sighed as she disappeared behind me. It seemed like I was always running toward Bella or running away from her, never staying in place. I would have to find some way to hold my ground if we were ever going to have any peace.”

I have no idea how people are finding out my Multiply post about Stephenie Meyer’s rough drafts of Midnight Sun but it’s been heavily viewed and commented on. So I’m re-posting it here to see where all these attention is coming from. Btw, the download link for the rough draft has been changed (from /midnightsun_partialdraft3.pdf to /midnightsun_partialdraft4.pdf). Expect some more Edward vs. Jacob comments here. If you’re wondering why Stephenie Meyer posted the rough draft on her site, here’s her take on the matter:

“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 post). 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.”

So there. Maybe someone can do an annotation of Midnight Sun and send it over to Ms. Meyer, a different angle is probably in the offing when the original Twilight story is retold.


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