In a recent interview this stunningly good writer did with twilightseriestheories.com, (note my usage of sarcastic italics) she has basically admitted she is not working on the next book in the Twilight series that every fangirl and boy are wishing their poor little hearts out for. In this next book, it was rumored that she would be writing it from the perspective of Edward Cullen instead of Bella Swan. Here is the quote, in case you care:
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 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.
All right, so a few things…you’re sick of vampires? YOU, Stephenie if I may call you that, YOU are sick of vampires? You’re the whole damned reason that we real vampire fans are sick of vampires!! You don’t get to back out now, no! You have to stick it out and write horrible vampire novels until your fucking hands fall off, or an Edward Cullen look-a-like actually tries to drink your blood and leaves you for dead on the side of the roa–okay. That was harsh. Moving on…
I have a theory, Stephenie. You said that you are sick of vampires and that’s why you don’t want to write the next book that would be from Edward Cullen’s perspective? I’m calling you out. Shenanigans! The reason this book is so hard for you to write is because you’re trying to do something actually creative and switch viewpoints. It would take talent to write a book this way, and therefore you are having a complete mind block about how to go about writing it. That’s why it feels like homework.
I know I’m right. Oh yes. I know. This book from a new perspective will never come out and I’m glad. Not just because it means no more fucking horrible books about sparkling vampires, but because it is just more proof that you’re a talentless hack who got lucky and once this Twilight craze finally simmers down, you can fade back into obscurity and that’ll be that. Ahhh, I can feel the world changing for the good already.