It’s been a couple of days since best selling author George R.R. Martin confirmed that “The Winds of Winter” is not yet finished via his Live Journal blog. Given this, countless fans all over the world were disappointed, but as Martin said, there is no one else more disappointed over the fact than him.
The thing about the slow turn out of Martin’s work is that it has always been like that. The American author is the first to admit that he is a slow writer. In his lengthy article, he even admitted that he has always had problems with deadlines. There were even a few push backs to give him room to finish the book but to no avail.
“Here it is, the first of January. The book is not done, not delivered. No words can change that. I tried, I promise you. I failed. I blew the Halloween deadline, and I’ve now blown the end of the year deadline. And that almost certainly means that no, ‘The Winds of Winter’ will not be published before the sixth season of ‘Game of Thrones’ premieres in April (mid April, we are now told, not early April, but those two weeks will not save me),” he writes.
It can be remembered that in 2005, “A Feast for Crows,” was split into two the first part was published a year later and the other half took six long years to be released. Unfortunately this time, Martin no longer has the luxury of time. Despite a lot of fans still showing support for the author, new material is needed for the highly popular “Game of Thrones” series to push through. This causes a lot of fans to worry about both the book and the TV series as Martin may feel so pressured about it that the final result be a let down.