The Winds of Winter

#51
The real surprise is that it took until now. I'm sure most fans were expecting that announcement at about 12:30 am 1/1/18.
 

seitora

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#52
I just realised I have been shit talking Martin's writing speed for over 7 years in this topic now
 

seitora

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#54
Martin is saying the pandemic has lead to him writing more

I guess football being cancelled and food shortages leading to no bacon in his household has finally gotten him motivated
 

seitora

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#55
I just realised I have been shit talking Martin's writing speed for over 9 years in this topic now
 

AoMythology

Apparently a report-er
#56
<a href='http://m.ctv.ca/topstories/20120312/george-martin-game-of-thrones-120313.html' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>http://m.ctv.ca/topstories/20120312/george...nes-120313.html</a>

'Martin is promising his fans a tad quicker finish to the sixth and penultimate book in the series, "The Winds of Winter." He says he already has 200 pages written and hopes to have it finished in two, maybe three years.'

So in other words, 2020?
Haha, you were being a bit optimistic there, all that time ago! :p
 

silentorphan

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#57
Haha, you were being a bit optimistic there, all that time ago! :p
There's still 4 months!

Although between sending the manuscript back and forth for revisions and edits, laying out the final product, printing and binding a single hardcover, quality-checking that, and finally authorizing it for mass printing, it'd be late December/early January. And that's if he's actually finished writing before the end of this month.
 

seitora

Well-Known Member
#58
Even by my wildest estimates of 9 years, it's still not happening yet.

Probably the darkest day for ASoIaF fans was March 8th 2016 when George Martin died and headlines went up all over the place, and lots of fans likely freaked for several seconds thinking it was GM the author not GM the Beatles producer
 

seitora

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#59
And with 8 days left to go in the year, I doubt GRRM is going to suddenly announce Winds of Winter is hot off the press and will be seeing a release date by the 31st.
 

seitora

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#60
Martin's new blog post

I wrote hundreds and hundreds of pages of THE WINDS OF WINTER in 2020. The best year I’ve had on WOW since I began it. Why? I don’t know. Maybe the isolation. Or maybe I just got on a roll. Sometimes I do get on a roll.

I need to keep rolling, though. I still have hundreds of more pages to write to bring the novel to a satisfactory conclusion.

That’s what 2021 is for, I hope.
 

Lord Raa

Exporter of Juice Tins
#61
He might finish Winds of Winter, but we are never going to see a Dream of Spring.
 

sith2886

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#62
Hell Berserk will finish beforehe does at this point
 

seitora

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#63
He might finish Winds of Winter, but we are never going to see a Dream of Spring.
The real A Dream of Spring was the friends we made along the way
 

seitora

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#64
George pitched 5 shows to HBO last year, of which one got greenlit with a pilot episode ordered and presumably a full season in the future. Gee, he sure seems to have lots of free time to pursue creative activities!
 

seitora

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#65
Hell Berserk will finish beforehe does at this point
This aged poorly. Then again, somebody might pull a Sanderson on Berserk, now.

Anyways. In two weeks, it will have been 10 years since A Dance with Dragons released.
 

sith2886

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#66
it did and I hope not
 

seitora

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#67
This topic is now over 10 years old, and still no sign of Winds of Winter. Well, except for in my backyard, where I'm going through the second big snowstorm of the season, and it's only November! :eek:
 

seitora

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#68
So I've encountered the real-life Winds of Winter. Environment Canada did the numbers. My local town got 82cm of snow in February. The average is 18cm. This was already on top of a lot of winter dumps in November, December, and January, of which we only had maybe a couple of melt days in mid-November. This February was a mean temperature of -19C. The normal is -13C.

As for the book The Winds of Winter, nothing. Nada. Squat. Any news for The Winds of Winter is in as barren and hellishly desolate a landscape as you might get mental imagery from a title like The Winds of Winter. Now that Elden Rings is out, that's one less project for GRRM to get sidetracked on, and get back to work!

Meanwhile, here's this KickStarter announcement from Brandon Sanderson for four secret books that he's completed over the last two years. I like how he says he had other (writing) commitments over the last 2 years so he used all his free time to squeeze out 4 more unplanned novels ON TOP OF his normal output.

(Finish the book George)
 

seitora

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#69
This aged poorly. Then again, somebody might pull a Sanderson on Berserk, now.

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Oof.

Berserk is going to continue under Kentarou Miura's assistants.

Maybe this will end up being a Wheel of Time scenario, where RJ died and Brandon Sanderson took over and released 3 new books in the time it took GRRM to release 1
 
#71
George R.R. Martin's comments from the San Diego Comic-Con this year: "In recent years with COVID, I have been out of my house very little. You may not know this but there’s this book I’m writing and I’m a little late. So I won’t shoot any scenes until I finish and return this book. If the series is still ongoing, then why not."

In reference to why he hasn't shown up at the House of the Dragon HBO set for possible cameos...or just watching them shoot at all. "A little late." Sure, why not? :rolleyes:
 
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