George R.R. Martin meets with his British publisher about The Winds of Winter


Today we have a small update in the never-ending story of author George R.R. Martin’s quest to finish writing The Winds of Winter, the long-awaited sixth book in his Song of Ice and Fire series. In a new blog post, Martin writes about visiting England recently where he met with his British publisher to discuss the book:

"I also found time to meet with my British publisher, and my other British publisher, to talk WILD CARDS and A SONG OF ICE & FIRE and (of course) THE WINDS OF WINTER."

That’s literally it: he met with his British publisher to talk about The Winds of Winter. He doesn’t say anything about how close it is to being done, just that he talked about it. That conversation could have involved him handing over a manuscript, or it could have involved his publisher sitting across from Martin and weeping out of fear that the book will never be finished. We do not know.

The last time Martin gave an update on The Winds of Winter was during an interview with the Portuguese magazine Bang. “The main thing I’m actually writing, of course, is the same thing,” he said, referring to The Winds of Winter. “I wish I could write as fast as [fellow interview subject and author Bernard Cornwell] but I’m 12 years late on this damn novel and I’m struggling with it.”

"I have like 1,100 pages written but I still have hundreds more pages to go. It’s a big mother of a book for whatever reason. Maybe I should’ve started writing smaller books when I began this but it’s tough. That’s the main thing that dominates most of my working life."

So there you have it: Martin has written thousands of pages of The Winds of Winter, has hundreds and go, and recently met with his British publisher to talk about it. Hopefully that will get you through the next few minutes.

Next. When George R.R. Martin explained why The Winds of Winter is taking so long to write. dark

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