George R.R. Martin Misses ‘Winter’ Deadline
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, folks, but winter is most definitely not coming.
Not on time, anyway. For George R.R. Martin, the drafting of ‘The Winds of Winter’ has been a tough process. In a blog message penned to fans on Saturday, Martin dropped the bad news:
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.
But the book's not done.
So, it appears that everyone is disappointed. But the show must go on.
The sixth season of the wildly popular television adaptation will air on HBO before the source material is published, and Martin admits that the show might very well contain spoilers for the book to come. But he is confident that fans can “still enjoy the hell out of both.”
For the most part, fans have been supportive. After all, you can’t rush art, right?
What do you think? Should we be mad at George R.R. Martin for allowing the sound of deadlines to whoosh past? Or supportive of his creative endeavors?
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