Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series on hold indefinitely

By Jonathan McNamara

Hot on the heels of the release of her fourth book "Breaking Dawn," a stake has been driven through the heart of the Twilight Series and possibly its fans as well.

Stephenie Meyer reports on her Web site that "Midnight Sun" the fifth volume in the Twilight Series is on hold indefinitely after an early, unedited version of the book was leaked on the internet a few days ago.

In a blog post on her site, Meyer explains what she knows about the leak:

"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."

As for the ETA of the fifth novel, Meyer had this to say:

"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."

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