The Winds of Winter release date is still not announced even though August 2020 is almost over. George RR Martin promised that the book will be out at the Worldcon 2020, but the author failed another deadline. However, everyone knew that Martin won’t finish the book so early as he started writing TWOW after the pandemic forced him.
Although, it is kind of good news for the Game of Thrones fans as the Coronavirus pandemic is not going anywhere for the next few months. George RR Martin is actually writing “The Winds of Winter” in the quarantine and the book should be finished soon.
George RR Martin is Finishing ‘The Winds of Winter’ Soon
George RR Martin in his recent blog shared the progress reports on “The Winds of Winter” and it seems that the book will be complete soon. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Martin to stay isolated and do nothing but writing new chapters in the sixth book of “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.
My life up here is very boring, it must be said. Truth be told, I hardly can be said to have a life. I have one assistant with me at all times (minions, I call them). Everyone morning I wake up and go straight to the computer, where my minion brings me coffee. Then I start to write. Before Covid, I would usually get out once a week or so to eat at a restaurant or go to the movies. That all ended in March. Since then, weeks and months go by when I never leave the cabin, or see another human being except whoever is on duty that week. But it is good for the writing.
I am back in my fortress of solitude again, I'd returned home to Santa Fe for a short visit to spend some time with Parris. But I am back on the mountain again… which means I'm back in Westeros again, once more moving ahead with WINDS OF WINTER…https://t.co/CAaclTfhu0
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) August 15, 2020
The Winds of Winter Release Date Predictions
The Winds of Winter release date should be ideally set in 2021 or even 2022 as the book is very large and Martin does a lot of revision. It might be possible that George has already planned the storyline and with the increased writing time, TWOW will be complete next year. George RR Martin can publish The Winds of Winter in the summer of 2021 and fans will be glad if it is not delayed again.