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George R.R. Martin Shares Disappointing Update on ‘The Winds of Winter’

George R.R. Martin Shares Disappointing Update on 'The Winds of Winter'

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin hints he’s massively behind on his final novel, The Winds of Winter.

George R.R. Martin, the genius behind the masterpiece, A Song of Ice and Fire aka Game of Thrones, has (sort of) stated that he is massively behind on the sixth novel of the epic fantasy series titled The Winds of Winter.

Following years of postponements and setbacks, the fantasy icon posted an optimistic update in February, announcing he had written “hundreds and hundreds of pages” of the penultimate novel, as well as disclosing he still had tons of pages left to write.

After that update, however, George R.R. Martin announced on his Not a Blog web journal on 13th April that he is “hugely behind” on one venture that does not seem to be connected to his upcoming TV stuff. It’s also not his latest Wild Cards novel, which he says he’s close to producing.

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Upon first sharing the encouraging news that he had received both COVID-19 vaccine jabs, George conveyed annoyance at feeling forced to keep posting his blog while being enormously late on something.

He wrote,

What I had intended as an occasional pleasure and a way to stay 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.

The author, 72, added:

And when a lot of stuff happens very fast, I fall further and further behind. I am hugely behind right now, and the prospect of trying to catch up is feeling increasingly oppressive.

The post comes on the heels of news that George R.R. Martin is working on another Game of Thrones prequel show for HBO with The Mentalist producer Bruno Heller.

The program, called 9 Voyages, is one of three original Game of Thrones prequel concepts revealed last month – but it is the only one that currently has a writing staff involved.

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Earlier in 2021, a Tales of Dunk and Egg prequel show was rumored to be in the works. Moreover, another prequel revolving around Targaryens titled House of the Dragon is already in development.

Game of Thrones season 8 finale aired in May 2019, much to the dismay of fans all over social media.

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Last modified: April 17, 2021