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  1. SuperMario

    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    Oh, I have no issues with George deciding to do what he wants to do. It's his life. But as others have said, fans have a right to complain. And we especially can call him out on his lies and misrepresentations especially in the face of white knights who defend everything he says and does.
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    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    Because the truth always hurts. Not even Baghdad Bob could spin this as positive. The most telling thing is that he thought in 2015 he could have finished within a few months. Now, here we are in April 2018, and he already knows it won't come out this year, with presumably 4 good months left to write before it would need to be sent to the publisher. 3 years ago he is 3 months away from finishing. Fast forward 3 years later, and he is at least a year from finishing. Whoever can spin that to cast GRRM in a good light, please step up.
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    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    100%. I'm not saying it's surely the case with him, but absolutely it could happen. And with a story as detailed and intricate as ASOIAF, it's very plausible. Personally, I feel he wrote himself into some very tough corners with ADWD, and he got stuck and is bored with the material. Writing about Targ incest history was a nice reprieve for him and was more fun. Editing Wild Cards is more fun. Being a co-creator of a GoT spinoff show is more fun. Trying like hell how to get Dany back to Westeros that fits with the timeline of Jon and (F)Aegon and The Others and Euron? Not so much fun.
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    GRRM foresight about currencies

    When potential completion of the series is dire, and every reasonable theory has been discussed to death, these are the types of threads that start to pop up.
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    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    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.
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    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    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.
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    LOTS of exciting things

    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.
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    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    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.
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    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    Yes, but those are manuscript pages. ADWD was around 1500 manuscript pages as well, so expect Winds and Dream to be similar in size.
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    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    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.
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    Battle of ice two posible scenarios

    Scenario 3: The book never comes out, so we all lose in the end.
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    GRRM blog post: Theon spoilers for WoW?

    Well, I want him to write the book, and he doesn't seem to be doing that. So I agree with you
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    Least favorite theory?

    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.
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    Least favorite theory?

    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.
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    Publishing lead time

    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.