George RR Martin intimated that he is “hugely behind” in writing Winds of Winter.
Although there is no set publishing date for WINDS OF WINTER, author George RR Martin has been hard at work on the final draft. However, the author recently warned that he might be further behind than intended.
Readers and Westeros fans have been clamoring for more information on the next book in the series, The Winds of Winter, in the ten years since the fifth Game of Thrones novel, A Dance with Dragons, was released. Author George RR Martin has issued a number of encouraging updates over the last year, but he suddenly appears to have halted down.
Martin addressed his readers directly once more on his Not A Blog website last month.
The writer may have hinted at where he is on the final draft of the iconic series’ sixth novel in the post.
“Way back when I was on LiveJournal, when I started this column or journal or whatever it is, I dubbed it my ‘Not A Blog,’ because I could see that regular blogging was a lot of effort, and I didn’t think I had the time to dedicate to it,” he continued.
“Even back then, I was late on a book, though I can’t remember which one.”
“However, over the decades, the Not A Blog became a blog, and what I had intended as an occasional pleasure and a way to keep in touch with my readers has become a Blog (ironically, at the same time as everyone else was abandoning their blogs for Facebook and Twitter), complete with a sense of obligation,” Martin continued.
“And when a lot of things happen really quickly, I fall more and further behind,” he continued grimly.
“Right now, I’m very behind, and the prospect of having to catch up is becoming increasingly daunting. These past few months, my life has become a series of extremes.”
Martin alluded to his recently announced five-year pact with HBO, which produced and broadcast his Game of Thrones series.
HBO is also developing a handful of unidentified spin-offs in addition to the upcoming prequel series House of the Dragon.
The network is currently working on a Nymeria series, 9 Voyages, a Dunk and Egg series, a Flea Bottom series, and a strongly rumored animated series under codenames.
Martin continued, “I’ve signed a new five-year contract.” Brinkwire Summary News