George R. R. Martin Gives Fans a Depressingly Familiar Winds of Winter Update

Is George R. R. Martin bored with his own book series? Distracted? Did his DOS machine break down and no one knows how to fix it?

Because, he doesn’t seem very enthusiastic about A Song of Ice and Fire anymore.

Yesterday, a fan took to the author’s blog and repeated the question he probably hears on a daily basis (and on that, I do feel for him, because looming deadlines can suck):

 … it has been a whole year since we have received an updated … Even if its as simple as, ‘not done yet, but ive made progress( or not) ‘, or ‘ it’ll be out this year (or not)’. Anything(or not). Either way, have a great new year, and thank you for, imo, the best fantasy series out there.”

You can almost *hear* the weariness in Martin’s response:

You really think statements like that would make a difference? Ah, you sweet summer child. I have years of experience with this that tells me otherwise.

But okay, I will try it your way.

Not done yet, but I’ve made progress. But not as much as I hoped a year ago, when I thought to be done by now.

I think it will be out this year. (But hey, I thought the same thing last year).”

Personally, I’m of the mind that when it comes, it comes; I’ll read it. Those of us who’ve enjoyed A Song of Ice and Fire don’t really care that HBO’s Game of Thrones might give away his ending, or even head in a different direction. That said, at 68 years old, I imagine with each year that passes, slowdown progresses; Martin is admitting he hoped for better himself.

I have no wish to be morbid but as a fan of the series, I do worry for its completion. Perhaps he’s considering combining Winter with A Dream of Spring … at this point, it wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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