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Posted 8/24/08 , edited 9/3/08
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PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK INSTEAD:
http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/pdf/midnightsun_partialdraft.pdf
This material is copyrighted by Stephenie Meyer. Any retranscription or reproduction is illegal.

A story containing the news:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080903/lf_nm_life/books_meyer_dc
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Posted 8/29/08 , edited 9/4/08
I have deleted posts partaking to the previous link uploaded.
NO LINKS OF THE COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL ARE ALLOWED!

IF YOU DO SEND IT, I WILL KICK YOU OUT OF THE GROUP!
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Posted 8/29/08
I read that on Stephenies site...
I'm really sad...
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I'm so sad =[

It's on hold indefinitely !
Posted 8/29/08
Yeah... it's on hold...
to whom ever leaked it: arggg!!! you suck! thanks a lot!!! (note my sarcasm)
Posted 8/29/08
"In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely." and "After this incredibly busy year, I am now focusing on spending more time with my family and working on some other writing projects." WHAT?!?!!?!?!?! omg this seriously SUCKS...T_T
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so is she never going to finish writing it? If she doesn't shes just going to let who leaked it win and i understand shes upset but she shouldn't let it effect the book!
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Posted 8/30/08 , edited 8/30/08

mizzlight wrote:

EDIT BY: Aikoyamashina

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As some of you may have heard, my partial draft of Midnight Sun was illegally posted on the Internet and has since been virally distributed without my knowledge or permission or the knowledge or permission of my publisher.

I have a good idea of how the leak happened as there were very few copies of Midnight Sun that left my possession and each was unique. Due to little changes I made to the manuscript at different times, I can tell when each left my possession and to whom it was given. The manuscript that was illegally distributed on the Internet was given to trusted individuals for a good purpose. I have no comment beyond that as I believe that there was no malicious intent with the initial distribution.

I did not want my readers to experience Midnight Sun before it was completed, edited and published. I think it is important for everybody to understand that what happened was a huge violation of my rights as an author, not to mention me as a human being. As the author of the Twilight Saga, I control the copyright and it is up to the owner of the copyright to decide when the books should be made public; this is the same for musicians and filmmakers. Just because someone buys a book or movie or song, or gets a download off the Internet, doesn't mean that they own the right to reproduce and distribute it. Unfortunately, with the Internet, it is easy for people to obtain and share items that do not legally belong to them. No matter how this is done, it is still dishonest. This has been a very upsetting experience for me, but I hope it will at least leave my fans with a better understanding of copyright and the importance of artistic control.

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.

I do want to take a moment and thank the wonderful fans who have been so supportive of me over the past three years. I cannot begin to tell you how much each of you means to me. I only hope this note will stop all the confusion and online speculation so that the Twilight universe can once again become the happy escape it used to be. After this incredibly busy year, I am now focusing on spending more time with my family and working on some other writing projects.


--Stephenie

PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK INSTEAD:
http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/pdf/midnightsun_partialdraft.pdf
This material is copyrighted by Stephenie Meyer. Any retranscription or reproduction is illegal.





aikoyamashina wrote:

I have deleted posts partaking to the previous link uploaded.
NO LINKS OF THE COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL ARE ALLOWED!
IF YOU DO SEND IT, I WILL KICK YOU OUT OF THE GROUP!





serenityx3 wrote:

I read that on Stephenies site...
I'm really sad...





whereismypumpkin wrote:

I'm so sad =[

It's on hold indefinitely !





nikkilovesanime wrote:

Yeah... it's on hold...
to whom ever leaked it: arggg!!! you suck! thanks a lot!!! (note my sarcasm)





BAYBiExLiZZiE wrote:

"In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely." and "After this incredibly busy year, I am now focusing on spending more time with my family and working on some other writing projects." WHAT?!?!!?!?!?! omg this seriously SUCKS...T_T



vintagesparrow wrote:

so is she never going to finish writing it? If she doesn't shes just going to let who leaked it win and i understand shes upset but she shouldn't let it effect the book!



ohhh jeezz...man im sorry for posting the link into this group
I love twilight and i would never intentionally do anything to wreak the experience...im sorry guys!!!
I cant say how many times im sorry!! like hundreds n hundreds!!
I wish i never posted the thread and i feel guilty and angry at myself....my putting the it here had to some degree exposed the link to many people and i am truely sorry. Its the fact that i feel like i had a hand in this whole matter is what kills me.
i got no idea what else to say...just that i'm incredibly sorry and its fine if u wanna hate on me its fine...go for it coz i totally deserve it!
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It's ok. it wasn't your fault. REALLY. I won't erase you from the group at all, I swear.

Just a fair warning for next time. :3

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Posted 8/30/08
I mean... it's just a book. I wouldn't hate you just because of that... o__o
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hey dont worry about it and yea what serenityx3 says its just a book.
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Yes. and besides, it's not you. You just happen to come across the link.
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]: I'm sad now.
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Posted 8/30/08 , edited 8/30/08
:[ poor stephanie meyer >< shes a great arthur and people just do wat she didnt want them to do

i respect her desiciion and i hope it will come out for the people who didnt do anything rong
so im not gonna read the chapters on the internet but wait until the books comes out
>< i hope she feels okay

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yeah...i hav to agree..if what happened already affected us dis much...then how much will it affect Stephenie Meyer, the author...it must be very devastating...and what's worse is dat it is an invasion of privacy...i cant believe someone would do dat...what is "he" thinking?! i mean...doesnt he know dat not only will it affect lots of people but it also affect d author greatly...sighs...well it already happened...i just hope dat Stephenie Meyer would continue wit d midnight sun...it would be a shame not to...and besides d first 12 chapters hav been really interesting...I'M REALLY SORI IF I ALREADY READ IT...actually while i was trying to see any news wit d movie..i somehow read about d incident...i'm really sori....but i really wish she would continue..i really do...
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