A Song of Ice and Fire fans have been waiting for George RR Martin to finish writing The Winds of Winter for over a decade; The last book in the series, A Dance with Dragons, was released in 2011, the same year that Game of Thrones premiered on HBO.
At this point the book has almost become a legend, an unfinished totem living in the imagination. But Martin himself is still working on it and is confident enough to post small updates on his blog. “Finally finished a series of Cersei chapters that gave me seizures,” he recently wrote. “Now I wrestle with Jaime and Brienne. Work is progressing, although not as fast as many of you would like.”
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George RR Martin is coming to San Diego Comic-Con 2022
Martin also confirmed that he has “only left home once since January 2020” due to the pandemic. Some fans thought that being in isolation this time might help him write the book faster, but isolation is a double-edged sword, as many people have found out during lockdown. Sure, it might inspire you to pull yourself together and work on your projects, but it can also drain your energy.
In any case, Martin revealed that he plans to travel to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, which takes place July 21-24. He recently came out to promote HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel show House of the Dragon, although there are also more opportunities for the public to quiz him about Winds.
And who knows? Perhaps at one of those gigs, Martin will pull out the finished script for The Winds of Winter and reveal that it will hit shelves by the end of the year. . . although the realist in me tends to doubt it.
https://www.salon.com/2022/06/17/the-winds-of-winter-george-rr-martin-wrestling-with-jaime-and-brienne-chapters_partner-2/ “The Winds of Winter”: George R.R. Martin “wrestling with Jaime and Brienne” chapters