Stephenie Meyer's dealt with two vary polar ends of the authorial spectrum. On the one hand, she's been massively successful beyond any author's wildest dreams with millions upon millions of readers across the globe. On the other, she's received some pretty sharp criticisms of her work along the way.
"I hope I’m getting better," she told the Vancouver Sun. "Hopefully practice makes perfect. With Twilight I really was very very raw. I think I’m good at storytelling and not necessarily writing it in a beautiful way. I think I’m a lot better in The Host. I think I’m learning.”
She added to The Hollywood Reporter, "I hope that I’m able to do better things. While I’ll always have Twilight with me, I’ll grow and be a better writer."
Meyer intends to next write the sequel to The Host, The Seeker, but she's not sure it'll be the trilogy it was originally planned as.
"I might wrap it up in two. We’ll see if the story feels complete," she told THR.
For those who read The Host, do you think Meyer's right that there was some elevation involved with the writing? Or are you one of those (like myself) who thinks she's just done just fine the whole time?