Announcement that surprises no one.
His explanation -- it's a little bit of an understatement for him, almost disingenous, for him to say all of the extra-curriculars "maybe had an impact" on the missed deadlines. Uh, you think, George?
We all saw this coming back in 2005 when it took 5 years for Feast for Crowds to come out. He has too many things on his plate and doesn't have enough discipline to say no. It's not the worst fault in the world.
I do wonder if it's going to hurt Dream of Spring book sales. I'd say the chances of a Winds of Winder publication in 2016 are probably 25%. The very earliest would probably be June 2016. Which means Dream of Spring is 2020 at the earliest. The HBO series will be well wrapped up by that point.
Does anyone besides the diehards (and if you're reading this post you're a diehard) really care then?