Twilight Author Halts Work On Sequel
TWILIGHT author STEPHENIE MEYER has abandoned writing the fifth installment of the popular vampire series - because she is too upset an unfinished manuscript of the book has leaked online.
The writer was working on her novel Midnight Sun when the half-written story made its way onto the Internet.
And Meyer is so disheartened by the move, she has put down her pen and paper indefinitely.
Next to a posting of the leaked manuscript on her website, she writes, "I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, so it is on hold indefinitely.
"I'd rather my fans not read this version... 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?"
A representative for the writer confirms to the New York Daily News, "Nothing's changed. Stephenie has no plans to move forward with 'Midnight Sun' at this time."
Instead, Meyer has moved on to write another tale, unrelated to the Twilight series.
The spokesperson adds, "Stephenie is working on something else at the moment. But she hasn't announced it yet. It isn't 'Twilight'-related. When she's ready to reveal it, she will. This has been an intense three years for her, and currently she's just focusing on being a writer."
The first book in Meyer's vampire novels was turned into a big screen blockbuster last year (08), with the Robert Pattinson-starring movie grossing $337 million (£235.6 million) to date worldwide.