Cas Stark Posted June 1, 2017 Share Posted June 1, 2017 On 5/31/2017 at 10:39 AM, The Egg said: I still believe the time gap in AFFC and the Meereenese Knot in ADWD were the problem with his pace. The real problem is that to solve them he made the plot so slow and complicated that he now has more "knots" to solve that at the beginning of those books. I won't list them again, we all know what those problems are, but think back to the end of ASOS for a moment: you won't find an unfinished plot, you won't find anything for which you knew the direction but not how to get there, with the only exception of Dany and her wicked idea to rule Meereen. Now, after the plot has become so complicated, he'll never be able to speed up again until he finally cuts all the knots he made in the plot! When the final event will be set into motion, then his writing MIGHT be fast. But until then, he probably doesn't know WHAT to write in the first place. Yeah, I agree, mostly. The Meereen knot was a self created problem to begin with, and his 'solution' to said self created problem created an entirely new set of smaller problems which bogged down the story and appears to still be bogging down the story. In order to truly pick up the pace to where it needs to be, e.g. cutting all of those loose ends he created in the last two books Winds will need a pace like GOT. And I don't see that happening, the sample chapters are not shorter like in GOT, but long and meandering like in the last two books. Yes, in theory, it's possible that a final book could go back to a GOT type of pace and would be easier for him to write finally having divested himself of all the dead end knots he created in the first place. But, only in theory, since I don't think Winds will cut out those knots, but will be a doubling down on them, it will be the author committing even more to his new plots and characters and so, no way that A Dream of Spring will be able to complete the story without a drastic and jolting shift in tempo. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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