Twilight fans were crushed back in 2008 when Stephenie Meyer announced she had ceased work on the Midnight Sun companion novel after 12 chapters of her unfinished manuscript were leaked online. But based on a recent interview, there's now an entirely different reason why the author is holding off on finishing the book, which is meant to show the events of Twilight from Edward Cullen's point of view rather than Bella Swan's.
It turns out that unlike her fans anxiously awaiting the premiere of the film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on June 30, Meyer is "burned out on vampires."
In an interview with twilightseriestheories, the author had this to say when asked how she was coming on the writing of Midnight Sun:
"I know that's what everyone cares about. I also know that the right answer would be for me to say 'Oh yah, it's done! And it'll be out next month!' But that's not true. It's also not true that I've got a ton of work done on it, and that's what I'm working on. What's true is that I'm really burned out on vampires. And, I don't want to write it badly. So 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. You know, when a story is keeping me up at night, and I'm waking up at 4 am in the morning and thinking 'Yes! That is what should happen in this moment!' Then that is when I can write with happiness! So, right now it feels like homework ... it really does. And when things feel like homework they go very, very slowly for me."
Added Meyer: "That should disappoint everyone!"
So—are you disappointed?