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post #5821 of 6656
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THE WINDS OF WINTER is not finished.

Believe me, it gave me no pleasure to type those words. You're disappointed, and you're not alone. My editors and publishers are disappointed, HBO is disappointed, my agents and foreign publishers and translators are disappointed... but no one could possibly be more disappointed than me. For months now I have wanted nothing so much as to be able to say, "I have completed and delivered THE WINDS OF WINTER" on or before the last day of 2015.


http://grrm.livejournal.com/465247.html
post #5822 of 6656
Surprise!
post #5823 of 6656

shit. i read this earlier and it just now dawned on me that come april i basically can't use the internetz anymore. i don't even watch the show. 

 

i know its pouting lol, but what bullshit maybe i'll just give up on the fucking thing. 

post #5824 of 6656

Well, doubt he can finish the series before HBO finishes the show...

post #5825 of 6656
The series? Fuck, he's not going to finish this book before HBO wraps the last episode.
post #5826 of 6656

Can't wait for season 6. Last season left a lot of cliffhangers and my withdrawal is setting in :(

post #5827 of 6656
So no hope that he can get the book out by April now? How long does it take the publisher to bring the book to market?

His books are so long he should just release the first half of WoW this year and the second half in 2017.
post #5828 of 6656
His statement gives me the feeling that he's flailing a little bit. I don't get the sense that he's got the storylines where he thinks they should be. It may be that he doesn't actually know where he wants to head with some of them, despite his previous statements that he's got the whole thing mapped out.
post #5829 of 6656
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Originally Posted by alex99 View Post

So no hope that he can get the book out by April now? How long does it take the publisher to bring the book to market?

His books are so long he should just release the first half of WoW this year and the second half in 2017.


sounds like 3 months is a rush timetable from editor to bookstore. from his statement it doesn't sound like he's anywhere close to delivering a finished manuscript. he shouldn't have given the story arc to HBO but money talks i guess.

post #5830 of 6656
Thread Starter 
He's in mid stages of vascular dementia (as he's a fat, lazy fuck) and cannot think clearly enough to write anymore.
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post #5832 of 6656

Is that gif for real

post #5833 of 6656
LOL no it was from Conan O'Brien I think
http://i.imgur.com/CsGpzMT.webm
post #5834 of 6656
He will never finish this series.
post #5835 of 6656
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post

His statement gives me the feeling that he's flailing a little bit. I don't get the sense that he's got the storylines where he thinks they should be. It may be that he doesn't actually know where he wants to head with some of them, despite his previous statements that he's got the whole thing mapped out.

From a few articles I've read in the past, he's always flailing a little bit. That's his writing style. As much as I think he's a fat annoying douche, I have some sympathy for that. I'm not one of those people who starts with a well-organized outline, then fleshes it out in linear fashion. What I do is a little more structured than free-writing, but it's something like that. I end up with a bunch of orphan passages that seem to work on their own, but for which it's not obvious how to integrate them into the whole, plus a lot of repetitive and overlapping stuff, plus gaps here and there because even though I generally know what point I want to develop there, it's hard or annoying or depends on some data someone else is supposed to supply me with, so I put it off for later. Then I hack and slash, revise, cut stuff apart and paste it back together in different configurations, and eventually start pounding it into final shape. I'd like to think the final product is usually something that doesn't totally suck, but ask me for a "first draft" or whatever and you'll likely get a useless, incomprehensible mess of shit. Fortunately, I've reached the point in my career where if someone asked me to share my "first draft" with them I'd just send them a two-worder.






*A key difference: I usually have a deadline. As that deadline approaches, it forces me to stop fucking around and running down intellectual side trails, stop letting the perfect be the enemy of the good, and get that shit done. Since GRRM clearly doesn't need the money and undoubtedly has tons of leverage with his publishers, he has illusory, aspirational deadlines at best.
Edited by lawyerdad - 1/4/16 at 2:33pm
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