George R.R. Martin Breaks His 'Game Of Thrones' Book Release Promise ... Again
All men must die ... and wait for the new "Game of Thrones" books to be released.
George RR Martin previously said that if he didn't have the next book in his Song of Ice and Fire series by July, give everyone permission to lock him up "in a little hut on White Island overlooking this lake of sulfuric acid", until I'm done. "
Hopefully this cabin has a view.
In Tuesday's Not A Blog, Martin posted a new update to his book, hoping that both COVID-19 and the penultimate book in his series "The Winds of Winter" will appear next year.
The author does not appear to be putting his promise of detention aside. At least he works in a cabin and says the forced isolation helped him stay focused.
"I spend many hours every day with" The Winds of Winter "and make steady progress. I ended a new chapter yesterday, another three days ago, another one last week," wrote Martin.
But don't get your hopes up too high.
George R. R. Martin says: "Wait, sweet summer child." (Photo: Dan MacMedan via Getty Images)
He adds: “This does not mean that the book will be finished tomorrow or published next week. It will be a huge book and I still have a long way to go. Please do not believe any of the click bait websites that want to analyze every word of my posts as if they were papal encyclicals to divine hidden meanings. "
The author says he recently wrote for Cersei, Asha, Tyrion, Ser Barristan and Areo Hotah. He's also working on content for Braavos next week.
"I wish they would go faster of course. A long time ago in 1999, when I was deep in writing "A Storm of Swords", I had an average of 150 pages of manuscript per month. I'm afraid I will never reach that pace again, ”he wrote.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Martin had previously decided to end “The Winds of Winter” in 2016. He was determined to end it in 2017 as well. In 2019, the same year that HBO's "Game of Thrones" ended, he wrote the blog post above, saying that it would be "in hand" by 2020. Now in 2020, he hopes it will come out in 2021.
Maybe the book will really be delivered next year. But as they say: make a fool of yourself, be ashamed of yourself. Fool me twice, be ashamed of me. Keep fooling myself every year for the rest of my life? You must be George R. R. Martin.
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