As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Meyer's words about making the series into a trilogy at some point had the media in a tizzy, even though this was in no way news as the book was always intended to be the first of three.
She told reporters, "Once you've created characters that have life to them, unless you kill them all, you know where their stories go. You’re always aware of what happens next. I've got outlines for the next books. I would hope that this would be a three-book arc, but we’ll see."
Back in September, Stephenie Meyer indicated that she was back to writing again, but then while promoting her film Austenland at this year's Sundance Film Festival she told MTV, "I have a good day here and there, but I think it averages out to about a paragraph a day. So slow, so slow!"
Since 2008, when The Host and Breaking Dawn both hit shelves and the first Twilight film adaptation made way to theaters, Meyer's been busy, busy, busy with the Hollywood scene, so that's certainly one interruption of the writing process.
As she told MTV a year ago, "I need a big space of time to kind of invest back into the world before I can start writing for that world. So, if I have three weeks, two of them are prep, and then one week of writing. So, it doesn't go very fast ... I'm hoping to have some nice, open time to really relax back into a story which I really am craving." She also said then that the first sequel to The Host was the desired go-to project.
Now, it looks like she might finally be at the point of putting pen to paper (or fingers to keys - whichever the case may be) again.
Last night, Meyer and The Host stars Jake Abel and Max Irons appeared in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a book signing event, and she confirmed she is indeed working on The Host.
Per Twilight Lexicon, "Stephenie Meyer confirmed on stage tonight that she is currently writing...going slowly...but it is the Host Sequel working title The Seeker."
thanks to Examiner