This was from an interview with Melissa Rosenburg during the New Moon DVD release party in Washington.
First and foremost, Rosenburg explained how she planned to condense an 800-page book into a movie with a two hour runtime. She stated, "Very carefully. You start with, and you end with, what is the emotional journey with these characters. That is the most important thing to capture that is the only thing to capture. Everything else is up for grabs, but you must take these characters on the same emotional journey that they took in the book, and hence take the audience on the same emotional journey that they took in the book and that’s the goal, you hope that you achieve that. Some people would say I did, some people would say I don’t.”
Next, she discussed the primary challenge of writing "Breaking Dawn" and not being able to please everyone. She explained, “It’s the big one, it’s gonna be a big challenge, and I guarantee you that not all of the fans will be happy, and I guarantee you some of them will be. You have to give up the ideal of making everybody happy, it’s just not gonna happen, but you hope you make the majority happy. Again, for that last book it is about taking that specific character Bella on her journey. It’s a big journey, it’s a massive change for her, and you hope to realize that.”
She then went on to reveal that the production of "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" will begin very soon. She said, "It's coming up very soon, it's all deep into the discussions and working on the story, and figuring out what it's gonna be...we're deep in the middle of it."
Correct me if I'm wrong, but there is more to this than just the beginning and the end and the "emotional journey" in the middle. In other words - she doesn't plan on sticking to the story? I know the emotional journey is important but the facts of the story are just as important. She just doesn't get it, does she?