6:15 pm EDT, March 12, 2013

Stephenie Meyer blames the ‘Twilight’ movies for not finishing ‘Midnight Sun’

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We’ve known for a while that Twilight author Stephenie Meyer had decided to not release Midnight SunTwilight from Edward’s perspective – after a good chunk of it leaked. Now she’s offering more insight into her decision.

Meyer told the BBC, while promoting the release of her upcoming the film The Host, that once the Twilight movies began opening in theaters, she couldn’t continue to write Midnight Sun.

“It wasn’t something that I was in the middle of working on,” she said. “It was a project that I had been doing before. But I was working on the movies at that time and finishing up the last novel, and I was able to do that last novel without interference mentally from the film and the actors being the characters. But I could feel it seeping in more and more, and I wasn’t able to really get into the characters completely separate from the movie anymore, so it didn’t really feel like I could write it at that point, because it was a little tainted by that other vision.”

She also said that the initial Midnight Sun leak was an innocent mistake. “I was part of a writers’ group early in, and we all would trade manuscripts, and I think someone made a copy.”

We still think she should try to release Midnight Sun because fans have been clamoring for it. Don’t you?

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