Thats the ongoing problem, especially since he continues to add more and more projects even though he knows that TV Show putting pressure on him to finish.WorldWideWade wrote:However, from his answer we were able to get a bit of an idea as to his schedule over the next few years. Anyone who has any hope of him even starting to write the books in the next couple years best squash it. While nothing is definitive it sounds like he is very backed up in projects and appearances for up until almost 2017! He said he won't get the kind of time he really wants to work on his books until his project load lightens. Again nothing is definitive but it looks like we are definitely in for the long haul. Here's to hoping the show can make the book content hold out for at least another 4 years.
Like how his 1 Egg and Dunk story for the "She-Wolves of the North" turned into 2+ historic summaries from Targ history each being a Novella size and that Egg and Dunk story still probably not finished and on his to-do list BEFORE Winds of Winter. And don't think it took him couple of days to write each one, with his speed it probably took him 1 month on average for each, so its 2month+ of pure Winds of Winter writing time gone for dry-bone summaries that didn't need to happen. That whole "History of Westeros" thats coming out (which I am glad for as it would make waiting easier) probably took good half -year from his writing time too. And THATS something that should have been done AFTER the LAST book was done! And each chapter that he releases, it was written ages ago for the Dance of Dragons in 2011 which he decided to move to next book, the last Arya chapter released was written like 6yrs ago! He hasn't release any new chapter that he wrote AFTER Dance of Dragons was released. What does it say to you?
GRRM just doesn't know how to say No to unrelated projects and appearances. However small the convention is, if he is invited he will say Yes, and each one will take out 1-2 weeks of his time - couple of days for travel and appearance and the rest for him to relax because he gets so tired after Plane travel.