The Last Author's Note
Awards Site Nomination (added June 2010!)
All the Songs
Cover Art (added June 2009!)
Translation (added January 2010!)
My Last Note
Awards Site Nomination
Someone has nominated this story for "The Shiny Apple Award" at bringmetolifeawards! Wow, guys-I can't begin to tell you how cool that is, to be nominated.
I'd like you all to do a favor for me, though. Please go vote at the awards site. I'd love to win. :)
Remove the (dot)s, of course... Thanks, and hopefully I'll be updating again with another message about the awards soon!
All the Songs
These are all songs that were involved in the creative process of writing "Sunrise". Some of them were mentioned in the chapters, while others were put on repeat and played while I wrote. Some of them were mentioned in the Author's Note, some not mentioned but I remembered listening to them as I wrote. Some do apply to the chapter, but many of them do not relate to the story whatsoever. I hope you enjoy the glimpse into what fuels my mind's creativity.
Miranda by Fleetwood Mac
Ray of Light by Madonna
Clocks by Coldplay
A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me by Fall Out Boy
Real Gone by Sheryl Crow
Sweet Rosalyn by Sheryl Crow
Especially in Michigan by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hard to Concentrate by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Death Said by The Summer Obsession
Confessions on a Dance Floor (CD) by Madonna
Porcelain by Moby
Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall
Say It Right by Nelly Furtado
Hybrid Theory (CD) by Linkin Park
So What? By P!NK
You're A God by Vertical Horizon
For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield
And, of course, the "Twilight" movie soundtrack, as well as Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" (book) soundtrack.
I recently recieved a message from a fan of 'Sunrise', who designed a cover for the story. Thanks to MyOwnCrystalHeart for sending me this link to the cover via PM. Please check it out-I absolutely love it, and I hope that you like it, too! :D Of course, please remove all spaces between characters and replace (DOT) with actual periods.
http:/ /img32 (DOT) imageshack (DOT) us /img32 /5376/ sunriseblue (DOT) png
A lovely fan named Nataly expressed interest in translating "Sunrise" into Russian. She's already started working on it, and I wanted to let you all know because I'm just so excited about this. I'm so amazed that "Sunrise" is so loved! The link, when you remove the spaces and replace (dot) with a period, is:
http: / twilightrus (dot) ru / forum / 55-3327-1
This is extremely exciting for me. The fan response to "Surnise" has always amazed me, but for someone to dedicate the time and effort to translating this entire story into another language...That is so much work! Wow, Nataly! :)
My Last Note
April 8, 2009
You know, I find it incredibly ironic that the last chapter of this monster of a fic is the shortest update I have ever given all of you.
I really don't know what I can say to all of you. Darn, I'm just not good at this ending-thing. I want to pour my heart and soul out to you—but then again, I already have, haven't I?
By writing this story, I've put so much of myself out there. All of you have read it. It's not just in my author's notes, but also in the chapters and the very words of the story. I put so much into this work, and it exhilarates me to no end when I get those reviews that tell me that my work has been enjoyed.
Just as much as those glowing reviews, the ones that tell me what the reader thinks I have done incorrectly or not quite right are the very air I breathe. The fact that someone is willing to take the time to let me know that I can do better—that I am capable of doing better—makes me happy. It makes me feel cared for.
I care for all of you, my reviewers and readers, and it is nice to know that you all care for me. If only so you can get your next fix of my writing (joking, joking)…
I've struggled to write this, to get this all out there to you. This entire story was a journey for me. I can see the difference in the quality of my own writing, and I must tell you, it's rather exciting.
I'm sorry that I will not be continuing to write out Edward's side of the remaining three books in the series. However, I know that I could never put forth as much effort for the remaining books as I did for this one. I could never do justice to them, despite any plans I made before and anything I did say previously. Who knows—perhaps someday I will return to Edward's mind and take a crack at interpreting his thoughts on through "New Moon", "Eclipse" and "Breaking Dawn".
But for right now, I am laying down that pen and locking it away. I've had a good romp in Edward's head, and truth be told, I need to step out of it. After so long being stuck here, I feel that I can pursue other creative ideas. My obligation—a pleasurable duty, I assure you—to "Sunrise" has been fulfilled.
This story was started on September 30, 2006. That makes it approximately two years, four months and eight days old. I can't really relate to you in words how exciting that is, to know that I've stuck with this story through two-plus years, and that you all loved to read it (as I am assuming, since you're reading my long author's note now, and there's no more actual story left…)
You've read my baby, my "Sunrise", despite my obvious flaws in writing and my obvious youth, as well—after all, I started this story as a freshman in high school. I'm now a junior. Summer is seven and a half weeks away for me. And still I have this story, this one tale that I've been working on for almost as long as I've been on the site. To me, that's absolutely mind-boggling.
It feels like just yesterday, I wrote the first chapter of "Sunrise" and posted it—not knowing who was going to read it, or if anyone even would read it. Not knowing how much popularity it would gain among all of you, not knowing that out of all the possible interpretations out there, mine would strike so many as spot-on, or at least acceptable.
For whatever reason, you decided that my writing and my tale was worth it, and so I am humbled and proud to conclude this tale…hoping that it has met most of your expectations, sated your thirst for Edward's character, and will help keep your love of Twilight—a love we share—from dying.
Thank you, my dear readers, for everything—reading, reviewing, and loving the story.