George RR Martin discusses the progress of Winds of Winter and his intentions for A Dream of Spring.

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George RR Martin discusses the progress of Winds of Winter and his intentions for A Dream of Spring.

The release of THE WINDS OF WINTER could happen this year, as Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin discusses his progress and plans for A Dream of Spring.

Despite the fact that A Dance with Dragons was published a decade ago, George RR Martin is still working on the next installment of A Song of Ice and Fire. The 72-year-old author has already stated that he hopes to complete The Winds of Winter in 2021, although no guarantees have been made. He’s now updated fans on his progress, revealing his future writing intentions for A Dream of Spring and more.

Martin’s most recent blog post has updates on his other projects, including a film adaptation of Sandkings, the novella for which he was most known prior to A Song of Ice and Fire.

Plus, the author is now unable to discuss TV projects such as the Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon and others for HBO and AMC.

“You all know what lies on my plate in prose,” he wrote at the end of The Winds of Winter.

“I need to finish WINDS and then possibly write another Dunk & Egg novella,” says the author.

“And then get right into A DREAM OF SPRING, and in between, edit some more Wild Cards books,” Martin continued.

“Dear friends, once more into the breach… Westeros is calling.”

Unsurprisingly, the 72-year-old also listed his current mood as “busy.”

The fantasy author has previously made his writing timetable after The Winds of Winter public, and it appears that he is sticking to it.

Martin took part in a Q&A in London in 2019 to promote his first book, Fire & Blood. The Wertzone Blog was in attendance and took note of his future writing schedule:

The Winter Breezes

The She-Wolves or The Village Hero (Dunk & Egg IV)

A Springtime Dream

The Village Hero or The She-Wolves (Dunk & Egg V)

Second installment of Fire & Blood

For the time being, the only notable difference is Martin’s statement that he may (rather than will) write Dunk & Egg IV after The Winds of Winter, presumably as a palate cleanser before tackling A Song of Ice and Fire’s epic conclusion in A Dream of Spring.

Dunk & Egg, a series of ongoing novellas by Martin that are prequels to the main series, will be familiar to fans of the author’s work. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”

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