Aw yes! A new blog post on the status of The Winds of Winter!
Just kidding. It's football!
I hate you so much right now.
Really though, I've made my peace with the idea that while I may get to read The Winds of Winter someday, there's almost no chance of me ever getting to read a GRRM-penned Dream of Spring.
I'm thinking of finally caving this year. Give up on waiting for the next book and just start watching the TV show finally, from Season 1 Episode 1.
You might as well since they are no longer following the same script. And the TV version will actually have an ending.
No wait! An actual real update from GRRM on the book!
Post from GRRM in the comments.
Ha ha, I love this guy. He's just poking us with a stick at this point.
And he agreed with the publisher to have it done by Oct 31st, 2015. The man really has no idea how to manage his time.
I think he really has no idea how to finish the series. And I don't think he plans to.
I think he has a vague idea, kinda like Tolkien thinking "well such and such will happen and then they drop the ring in the volcano." But not sure he knows how to get from where the series is to that point.
If I remember correctly he told the show runners how he thought it would end as part of the HBO contract.
Said it many times before, but at this point the HBO series is canon. The books are likely never going to be finished by Martin.
One hundred percent. The show has basically usurped the series like some sort of Baratheon.
I guess that depends on how they end it. If you don't like the ending, you can still wait for the book if you do, why bother?
I'd be pretty surprised if the endings were significantly different. While they've definitely made changes at the margins, the major beats have been pretty similar.
I doubt he signed a contract that promised he wouldn't change anything. I know he's known for the minute details, but...
HBO will be into season 3 of the GoT spin off series before he gets the next book out...