George RR Martin discusses his demanding schedule, but assures fans that he’s working on Winds of Winter.
Along with his busy schedule, Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin has given updates on the WINDS OF WINTER project.
George RR Martin, the writer of Game of Thrones, missed his own goal to finish The Winds of Winter almost a year ago. The author had planned to finish his latest A Song of Ice and Fire novel by the end of July 2020, in time for Worldcon in New Zealand, which was canceled owing to the pandemic. Martin has continued to work on the long-awaited book since then, and he just provided an update.
Martin wrote about his trip back to the Midwest, where he went to school and taught, in his blog.
“It was the first time I’d left house and/or cabin in a year and a half, since the start of the epidemic and the quarantine,” the 72-year-old admitted.
“It was fantastic to get out of my office chair for a few days, even if it was only for a few days.”
The author paid a visit to Northwestern University, where he received an honorary doctorate, and spoke with a local PBS station in Chicago, where he revealed his ASOIAF ending would be different from Game of Thrones.
Martin also took a ride on the riverboat Twilight and paid a visit to Clarke College in Dubuque, where he used to teach journalism.
On June 23, the author returned home to New Mexico after a ten-day road trip to continue his work.
“It’s always lovely to be back in Santa Fe and the Land of Enchantment,” the 72-year-old said, “but I have to confess, it was great to get away for a few days.”
“Of course, the email built up while my ten days on the road and away from the internet.”
“And when I got back, I found almost 800 letters waiting for me,” Martin continued.
“Which may explain why I’m a few weeks late with this post, but… That’s all for now.”
“The woods were magnificent, dark and deep, but I have vows to honor, and books to write before I sleep,” he concluded, promising those eager for The Winds of Winter.
Martin has already discussed his writing schedule, in addition to all of his other responsibilities.
Martin is concentrating on finishing the penultimate ASOIAF novel, The Winds of Winter, above all else.
After that, he’s up for anything. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”