And then, look here.
Read what both of them say.
Now. Am I the only one who thinks fandom_wank is being entirely unfair to Stephenie Meyer? Am I the only one who thinks that they have no right to assume she threw a fit and is "packing up her toys and going home"? Am I the only one who thinks that they have no right to treat her this way? I hope not, because I am mad enough to scream.
I won't, but I will rant. If you don't like Twilight, or if you don't want to read this, go right on by. However, I can't just let this go.
So listen. Am I the only one who is seeing how Stephenie Meyer is feeling right now? How would you feel if you were writing a novel, gave it to some people you trusted impeccably, and then found out a few months later that they had distributed it out over the Internet, without your permission, when the draft wasn't even finished yet, when it had mistakes and errors you wanted to fix later? Would you want that manuscript to go out into the public eye?
I'm looking at this from her perspective. If I was writing a novel that was as big as Midnight Sun will be, then I'd work as hard as possible to make it the best it could possibly be. Not because of me, but because of my fans. I wouldn't want them to get something that wasn't up to the standard they were used to seeing from me. And, in the case of Stephenie Meyer, when the last book she published flopped and the vocal people are the ones who hate it, I'd want to make sure that Midnight Sun was as good as people expected Breaking Dawn to be.
Of course, in doing so, I'd probably hand the manuscript off to some people I trust so that they can go over it, compare it to Twilight, and tell me about any mistakes that had occurred. I'd be putting that manuscript in their hands, knowing that they would keep it fairly well-hidden from the public eye. But wait. What's this? Someone I gave the manuscript to wasn't completely trustworthy? Someone, without your permission or without the permission of your publisher, distributed that copy on the Internet, knowing it would be a breach of your trust?
How would you feel if that happened? You'd be upset, betrayed, hurt, that you put in all that effort to make the book as good as you possibly could, and then people could read it when it wasn't ready. She's not just "packing up her toys and going home." She's not just saying this so that she can "cry upon her pile of ill-begotten millions." She's upset because her book was leaked, the book she put a lot of hard work and effort into.
I'd do the exact same thing in her position. I can't believe people are getting angry at Stephenie Meyer because she's upset her book got leaked. She's perfectly entitled to get upset when that happens. What are the people over at fandom_wank saying, that she can't get upset because her book got leaked, and that she can't really be upset, she's only waaaaahing for sympathy from her fans? That's sure what it seems like they're saying to me, and I might be wrong, but regardless, that post makes me angry.
Just look at this from her perspective, the perspective of an author who's trying to write the best book she can for her fans, and then try and say what you've been saying. That's where I'm coming from, and that post makes me mad.
So mad that I just had to get that off my chest. This post might not make perfect sense, but meh. I don't care. Just had to rant.