For those of you who have been hoping that Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer would put the pen down and ride off into the sunset with her millions (never to be heard from again), your wish is kinda-sorta coming true. In an interview with Variety, the vampire scribe who made sparkly bloodsuckers a phenomenon adored and detested around the world admitted she's as sick of Twilight as the rest of us: "I get further away every day. I am so over it. For me, it's not a happy place to be." While she's definitely reached her limit, she indicated that she's not "completely closed" to revisiting her world of emo vamps, albeit briefly. "What I would probably do is three paragraphs on my blog saying which of the characters died. I'm interested in spending time in other worlds, like Middle-earth," she explained. A little unceremonious for the franchise that made her famous and broke the best-seller charts, no? Plus, we're pretty sure some dude named Peter Jackson has cornered the Middle-earth market.
It seems that Meyer would rather focus her attention on her producing career. She started her own company in 2011, Fickle Fish Films, and worked on the adaptation of her adult sci-fi novel The Host
, as well as the Breaking Dawn
is Meyer's latest endeavor, starring Keri Russell as a Jane Austen-obsessed single gal who travels to a Jane Austen-themed resort. The film opens on August 16.
What else is Meyer busy doing these days? "I’m spending 75% being a mom and a human being. I have a great son who’s a junior in high school, who makes me feel like I’m 112 years old. My other boys are in the sixth grade and the eighth grade," she told Variety. Meyer indicated that she's currently taking a break from writing, but it doesn't sound like a permanent plan.
fans are upset about Meyer's comments, but are they the same people who actually pushed her away? She was set to publish Midnight Sun
— the events of Twilight
from Edward Cullen's perspective — but several chapters leaked online early, which prompted the author to delay publication
. Since then, she seems to be distancing herself from the story more and more.
Chime in with your theories, and let us know if you're willing to give Meyer's other work a shot.