The Winds of Winter, the sixth book of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R.R. Martin, keeps being delayed. Game of Thrones Season 6 is already done. But the novel is not yet finished which is saddening many readers. Some are even thinking that the author no longer wants to release the book and already quit from writing it.
The Winds of Winter is supposed to be released before the airing of Game of Thrones Season 6 but it did not happen. Instead, the launch date had been moved to 2017. Now, there are reports stating that the readers will have to wait until 2018 to grab a copy of the book. Is George R.R. Martin planning to cancel the sixth book of A Song of Ice and Fire?
Since there is no official announcement from the famous author, it is safe to conclude that the book will still be released soon. Earlier, he already explained the reason behind the delays.
On GRRM’s official online journal, he wrote that his schedule and age are the ones affecting his writing speed. Despite his eagerness to issue The Winds of Winter as soon as possible, his body and busy schedule would not allow him.
Earlier this year, he informed his readers that the novel is still months away from being finished and he still has to write hundreds of pages. Everyone is expecting for it which adds to the pressure he is already carrying.
“But no, I can’t tell you when it will be done, or when it will be published… But when delivery will be, I can’t say. I am not going to set another deadline for myself to trip over. The deadlines just stress me out,” GRRM wrote on his Live Journal.
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