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  1. George told us he would post on his blog when he has finished it. Not when the publisher is working on it, but when he has finished. Taking him at his word, I can say he is not done and the publisher does not have it.
  2. Except he told us he would announce on his blog when he has completed it, meaning it was sent to the editor for final edits. Publication dates need to be announced ahead of time to boost sales. I have no idea how much, if any, he has written of it. But the one thing I do know, is that the publisher does not have it yet.
  3. Lots of Exciting Things with the tags of editing, film and television, means Wild Cards and the HBO spinoffs. Unlike ASOIAF, those projects actually have legit deadlines he has to adhere to because other people's livelihoods are at stake. TWOW is on the backburner.
  4. You'll get people saying he wrote around 300,000 words of F&B in 2012 and that only a portion of those words were used in The World of Ice and Fire. My question to that is if it was mostly written in 2012, why wasn't it published sometime between then and now? And the likely answer is that he did continue to write and change things about it, probably to a decent extent. So in the end, yes, he was working on other projects. And yes, he didn't hold true to not writing anything other than Winds.
  5. Yes, but those are manuscript pages. ADWD was around 1500 manuscript pages as well, so expect Winds and Dream to be similar in size.
  6. I wouldn't worry about that. Dream is just that....a dream. To kissedbyfire's point, you can't rely on what George says in blog posts. He answered a commenter stating F&B vol 1 would be out this year and Winds would be out after that and before F&B vol 2. He previously has said he thought Winds would be finished in 2015. He also previously said he would cut back on traveling and not attend cons other than World Con until Winds was finished. He also previously said he would not do any other writing (not editing) until Winds was finished. Words are wind.
  7. Scenario 3: The book never comes out, so we all lose in the end.
  8. Well, I want him to write the book, and he doesn't seem to be doing that. So I agree with you
  9. But George loves Targaryens. All of his recent writing has been on Targaryen history. And what better way to reward his self-proclaimed favorite character in the story with the prize of actually being a Targaryen.
  10. I agree with this completely. Worst theory ever, but sadly from what the show has shown us in addition to text from TWOIAF, I sadly see this being true.
  11. But he has admitted before that he has typed hundreds of pages only to later scrap some or all of them after further reflection. If he is working on it like he said he has been (which I don't believe he is), then re-writing and scrapping hundreds of pages multiple times is the only excuse on why the book isn't out yet. ADWD was released July 12th, 2011. He is claiming TWOW will be around 1500 manuscript pages. Between July 13th of that year and today, there have been 2388 days. We're talking six tenths of a page a day. For manuscript pages that is not a lot of words. And considering a decent number of pages were already written for Winds when Dance was published, it's probably more like a half a page a day, or fewer. So the only way it makes sense, if he is writing, is if he scrapped hundreds and hundreds of pages likely multiple times. But based on all that math, I don't think he's writing at all. The Tortoise and the Hare. Slow and steady wins the race. Eventually, the slow tortoise wins. But what if the tortoise just stopped half way through? Different story.
  12. I was more excited during the wait between Feast and Dance. Even though ADWD came out years after he originally announced it would, the fact that he would periodically post comments about the status of the book let me knew he was at least interested in and writing the book. Despite the issues and frustrations he was running into writing it, I knew it at least commanded his time. With the wait between ADWD and TWOW I have pretty much lost all excitement. The lack of updates on the status of Winds in conjunction with his many, many, many side projects has all but killed any excitement I have for the series anymore. It's his life and his time, but overall, my excitement level has dropped precipitously. And on a more global scale, I would say fans are much more impatient between Dance and Winds than they were between Feast and Dance. One, it's more of a global hit now due to the show's popularity. And two, back to one of my earlier points. GRRM's refusal to talk about the progress, and admonish some fans who have brought it up, has caused a fury among some fans.
  13. You've been on this forum for about 7 months and posted 79 times. This forum has been around for many years with hundreds of thousands of posts. Trust me. Just about every theory has been put out there. And most of them are stupid. GRRM said years back that some people have already guessed the ending correctly. The only real mystery left at this point will be when and if we get either of these two (three?) final books.
  14. Exactly. There is nothing they can hold over his head. I think we won't see Winds until 2020 personally. We'll get Fire and Blood possibly this year or next and likely Winds in 2020.
  15. The potential for that to happen sailed off long ago. Consistency with theme, characterization and plot was a concept they said bye-bye to a few seasons ago. I personally have no expectations with how the show will end. It is going to be a shit-show with everything being so rushed and crammed into six episodes. I just want to see the ending as it's sadly the only one we'll ever get.