Why doesn't Stephenie Meyer continue writing books after "Breaking Dawn"?Not just any book, but one that continues the story after Breaking Dawn.

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Noelle Thompson | High School Teacher | eNotes Employee

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Often authors (such as J. K. Rowling, for example) have the entire and/or general series in their minds at the start.  When this series ends, as in the case of both Rowling and Meyer, there is nothing more to write.  The story has closure.  The cynical answer is that both authors have enough money for both themselves as well as their great-great grandchildren to live out their lives in comfort.  Why go through the great pressure of writing more?

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slchanmo1885 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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This series is over, but if you enjoy Meyers' writing, I would suggest reading "The Host." She explores some similar themes in that work and her characterization is excellent. "The Host" is a very unique and different take on alien invasion, exploring themes of humanity, individuality, and love. I'm sure that with Stephenie Meyers' success she will continue to write, so I think we'll have plenty of her work to read in the years to come. 

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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Look at it this way: What if a movie were made of every book. Edward and Bella are supposed to be 17 and 18 forever. After awhile, the actors are going to start aging and no amount of makeup will make them look like teenagers. What to do? Hire new actors? Somehow explain that they have mysteriously aged? Make the actors have plastic surgery?

Sometimes it's just best to stop while you're ahead.

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Wouldn't it be great if our favorite series went on forever? Sadly, they all have to end. In the FAQ section of her website, Meyer indicates she's ending the series with that book because the series is Bella's story, and it would be natural /logical to end it there.


Now, that said, many writers return to series after they think they've ended them. We'll hope Meyer does.

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Jessica Akcinar | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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Meyer began a fifth book titled Midnight Sun. It was basically over the events that took place during Twilight, the first book, but told in the first person point of view through Edward Cullen's perspective. Because Edward was so secretive and mysterious, this form of storytelling allowed many questions to be answered (how he felt about people, what his insecurities were, what he did when Bella wasn't around, etc.).

Unfortunately, in the summer of 2008, the first draft of the novel was leaked and posted illegally on the Internet. At first, Meyer was so upset that she decided to stop working on the book altogether. Instead she posted the draft on her Web site so that her fans would not feel as though they were cheating her if they read it elsewhere. She has since changed her mind and has put off working on the book "indefinitely," so there still is hope. Let's get to wishing!

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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She believes it is best to end the story then and there as well as the fact that she has wrapped up the story in Breaking Dawn. Midnight Sun was something that could have been written but because it was leaked Meyer's was very unhappy and has not decided to continue it as of now. 

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maria-vivanco | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Perhaps she feels like breaking dawn was a good ending for the entire series. Also she wouldn't want the pressure of not being able to life up to the rest of her books. 

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Wiggin42 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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Perhaps she cannot think of any more ideas to keep the story going. There is only so much that one can say about sparkly vampires in love. If you really want to read more Twilight stories, I recommend reading fanfiction. Some fanfiction stories are so well written that you may come to enjoy them just as much as the original work. Its the next stage of fandom that I think you will love.

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udonbutterfly | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I think it had to do with Midnight Sun being leaked which really put her off the series. Midnight Sun is basically Twilight but in Edwards point of view. You can find it on her website. Also Meyer has made many comments on how the leaking of the book left her with wanting the ending to be altered to the point where Edward wasn't so lucky to have caught Bella before the whole ordeal.

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lizzyrenee64 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

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Meyer began a fifth book titled Midnight Sun. It was basically over the events that took place during Twilight, the first book, but told in the first person point of view through Edward Cullen's perspective. Because Edward was so secretive and mysterious, this form of storytelling allowed many questions to be answered (how he felt about people, what his insecurities were, what he did when Bella wasn't around, etc.).

Unfortunately, in the summer of 2008, the first draft of the novel was leaked and posted illegally on the Internet. At first, Meyer was so upset that she decided to stop working on the book altogether. Instead she posted the draft on her Web site so that her fans would not feel as though they were cheating her if they read it elsewhere. She has since changed her mind and has put off working on the book "indefinitely," so there still is hope. Let's get to wishing!

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I hope she does, she was good with Twilight Saga. So let's see if she does continue Midnight Sun! I've also wondered though, do you think she'd write a series in Jaspers' point of view too? Because he is the quietest one in the series and seems like he has a interesting backroung that needs to be told.

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lizzyrenee64 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

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I think this was a really great idea to right more after Breaking Dawn.But really what is there too talk about now? Bella and H-O-T Edward(kristen and robert<3) Have gotten married all the bad vampires are killed and it won't make sense. Stephenie Meyer would probably get confused and not know what to right! But lets just hope she'll dream up another love story between a fictional charcater and a human or just another love story that BITES!

As we all know she did dream the idea of Twilight while she was sleeping. And i think she has inspired some of us in many of our own ways! And i thank her so much for this opportunity to take her time and write such AWSOME,BITING books for us to read!!!<3
THANK YOU

I as well hope she writes more after Breaking Dawn. I would like to see her finish Midnight Sun in the near furture and then continue Midnight Sun on like Twilight. I would also like the same thing you do, which is hoping she'll dream up another human-vampire romance. Because she's really good at them! When I first got Breaking Dawn I stayed up till at least 4 in the morning reading it because it was so good! Thank you so much Stephenie  Meyer!

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fluent | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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I think it's because she did what she set out to achieve. The whole Twilight saga is centered around two key questions:

1. Will he (edward) or won't he change Bella?

2. Will they or won't they live happily every after?

By the fourth installment (Breaking Dawn), both outcomes are achieved - Bella is changed, the Volturri are beaten (figuratively speaking), Jacob (Edward's main competition) bows out, and they (Bella and Edward) live happily every after forever and ever after. There's really no point in stretching the series out. Adding another dilemma would just ruin the ending and detract from the series. ANd i don't think she's in it for the money.

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tr991 | eNotes Newbie

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Hard to predict if Ms. Meyer will continue the Twilight series. As someone else suggested, would likely depend on the financial success of the upcoming 'New Moon' film feature and continuing sales from the Twilight saga. She (Meyer) has already suggested that within a few years she's likely to continue 'Midnight Sun' in contrast to her initial distancing from the project after it was illegally released publically.

Personally, I have zero interest in reading 'Host'. Twilight managed to intertwine horror/romance in a manner that I found fascinating. I'm just finishing up the second book 'New Moon' and remain enthralled with the storyline. While she's absolutely held my interest with these characters and plot, Meyer lacks the range of an Anne Rice, Stephen King or J. Rowling.

I'll hope for the continued success of 'New Moon', 'Eclipse' and 'Breaking Dawn' to provide the incentive for Ms. Meyer to continue to keep us captivated - with this storyline.

 

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lacrossemom | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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I have a feeling we'll hear more from Ms. Meyer!  It might not be vampire related and it may take awhile. 

I think successful authors often have a difficult time trying to meet the "demands" of their readers as well as "top" the success of their previous book.  As the Twilight series was so successful, Ms. Meyer might be tentative to put her foot back in the water for fear that either her books will not be well liked or will be a different genre however be held up to the standards of Twilight. 

I remember when Host came out and I heard many teens say "It's not Twilight".  It's what it is.  Many bought it b/c Ms. Meyer wrote it and they wanted more Twilight.  Personally, I have yet to read it ... but will go in knowing it's not Twilight. 

It would be very unfair if Ms. Meyer came up with a new genre of books and had critics say "Well, they're not Twilight".  Nothing, ever again will be Twilight!  It's like saying "Twilight is the next Harry Potter".  The only way Twilight is "the next Harry Potter" is in the "craze" both made when new books were released and perhaps the escalated sales of books.  Throw in the movies, too.  Both series also managed to get kids who weren't into reading to read.  But, Twilight is so different from Harry Potter!  I don't know how people can compare the two literary works.

Here's to more great writing from great authors!

  

 

 

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