In a recent interview with Variety magazine, Stephenie Meyer responded to a question about Twilight by saying, “I’m so over it.”
“I get further away every day. I am so over it. For me, it’s not a happy place to be.”
Considering much of the world has been “over it” since well before the unnecessarily-split-into-two-parts Breaking Dawn movies were released, let’s take a moment to congratulate Meyer on catching up with the rest of us.
But immediately after, she backpedaled, saying that no, the door isn’t completely closed on Twilight.
“What I would probably do is three paragraphs on my blog saying which of the characters died.”
So she’s done. Possibly. Maybe she’ll write a little more or maybe she’ll take her ball and go home like she did with Midnight Sun. We’ll have to wait and see.
It’s understandable that you’re over it. Repeatedly being asked to talk about Twilight must be like your parents forcing you to perform your fourth grade tap dance routine every time you go to a family function. I’m sure it’s tiresome. But it’s your cross to bear.
You basically crop dusted the world with the Twilight franchise. You’re indirectly responsible for 50 Shades of Grey, which originated as Twilight fanfiction. Midnight Sun had potential, but when you were irresponsible with the draft copies and it unsurprisingly leaked online, you threw a fit and abandoned it. The Host was lackluster in both book and movie form. It’s not like you’re churning out Pulitzer and Oscar winners, here.
If you want to expand your repertoire, great. But to scoff and say you’re “so over” the work that made you rich and gave you the opportunity to even do anything else? It’s pretentious and it’s disrespectful to the fanbase. It’s normal to want to focus on the present and the future, but don’t disregard the past.
Do the tap dance, Stephenie.
Also, re: your statement that you’re “interested in spending time in other worlds, like Middle-Earth.”