In almost all the interviews I have read with Stephenie Meyer since Breaking Dawn’s release, she has came off as a little sad. I, of course don’t know her, but I get the impression that the haters get to her. So I wanted to take the time and write her a little message. It might not ever make it to her, but I at least want to try.
I have been a fan of yours for, 4 years now, and I just wanted to make sure you know we are still out there. Is that silly of me? Because of course, you know we are still out here. How could you not, with all the screaming, but underneath all that there are many fans of YOU. Not Rob, not Taylor, not Kellen etc. We do of course, love them, but there’s a good chance that we wouldn’t even know who they are without you. It comes back to the books. Always. Many people might take those four books for granted these days. For every hater out there, I bet there is 500 people that love Bella, Edward, and Jacob. That love your words, the story that came from your head! So, please ignore the haters and bashers.
They may try to bring you down. To say that you are no literary great. But really, who cares? When I open a book I want an escape. I don’t what to have to rack my brain to understand the story. I want to have fun. I want to be so engrossed in a story that I forget real life for a while. That is exactly what your books are. So, what does it matter if your writing isn’t like Jane Austin’s or J.K. Rowling’s? Why is it necessary for everyone to make comparisons? Your books are yours. An incredible amount of non-readers have been turned into readers by Twilight. That’s amazing! That feat alone should have everyone rejoicing. So please remember, the haters might come through loud and clear, but there are thousands of us fans quietly in awe of the phenomenon you have created.
Oh, and please ignore our demands. We want Midnight Sun, we want Jacob and Nessie’s story, we want a sequel to The Host, we want MORE! But, really can you blame us? I’m sure it’s very stressful to hear these comments and know that you can’t make us all happy. It’s your own fault, though. If you wouldn’t have created characters and stories that were this good then we would be happy to wait. If I may speak on behalf of some Twilight fans right now, I say write what makes you happy! I’m sure it will be fantastic and we will love it!