Recommended for: Twilighters and those who think Twilight is too girly or that Edward always has things under control.
My hope: That MS might be included in the Official Guide that keeps getting pushed farther and farther back.
Download Midnight Sun partial draft 12 chapters
[This really should be a letter to Stephenie but with no way for average humans to reach her, I share my thoughts about Midnight Sun (as integral to the whole Twilight saga) with all who have interest in this book!]
First, thank you Stephenie for making the MS partial draft available to those of us who already LOVE your work, even though it was a painful thing and time to do so. Most if not all of us desire its completion EVEN you totally rewrite what you’ve done so far. We love your characters, YOUR writing, your methods of unraveling stories; we are not so bonded to what you first wrote so far with this story that we can’t bend. The perspectives and experiences you write into Edward’s life allow us to bond with him better from the start. And we learn so much more of the Cullen family atmosphere and relationships. I already adored Bella from weakness and insecurity to strength determination and valor she gains along the way. So MS helped me see Edward’s struggles, his true devotion, charm and integrity.
I listened repeatedly for six weeks (Sept-Oct 2008) to all four of the Twilight audiobooks day and night while working, walking in the park, and falling asleep. But I got soooo much more of a well-rounded view through reading what you’ve done so far with Midnight Sun. I want more… to know all that he went through and experienced not only throughout the first book but I would love to read his perspective throughout the series.
I would even love to read a Jacob perspective of New Moon and Eclipse. You gave us some of Jacob’s View in Breaking Dawn and the “crazy half-naked wolf boys” of New Moon were so fun to read. But in Midnight Sun, you have given Edward so much more depth than we ever hope to know or guess by the Twilight books alone. It only seems fair that we be given equal chance to know him like Jacob. Even though Edward shares some of his feelings and struggles in conversations with Bella and Jacob off and on over the four books, they are edited as we all do in life. Reading those thoughts, emotions and struggles as they happen drew me much closer to his experience that I had before. It also gave him more depth of character for me. He seemed so plastic and super-controlled throughout the saga and this shows the struggles to be so controlled.
This story completes a perfect example of how differently we see things and how far off we can be in determining what the other one is thinking. It is fun, meaningful and just WONDERFUL to have even these few chapters of Midnight Sun and I beg you to finish it and write even more. I know you feel robbed and betrayed by whoever let this go, but feel loved and admired by all who are reading it. I sincerely believe your fans would GLADLY PAY IN ADVANCE! I would even happily pay $10, $25, even $50 for what I already have of the partial draft, because I feel it is that valueable and integral to the story for me. And I’m serious here… having read all I’ve seen out there from fans I am pretty sure if you put a donation button on your website you’d get tons of financial appreciation for what you’ve written so far of Midnight Sun and we’ll still buy it in full when it comes out officially
DOWNLOAD: Fans, please download Midnight Sun partial draft ONLY from Stephenie’s website so she can at least have a record of downloads and so you’ll have her chosen version of it.