The Winds of Winter release date is still not out even though we have reached July 2020 and god knows how long it will take for the book to finally come out. George RR Martin promised that he will have the book in his hands when he attends the Worldcon 2020 in New Zealand this year, but that is no longer valid as the Coronavirus pandemic has turned it into a virtual event.
Martin recently updated fans on his preparations for the New Zealand Con and also shared new updates about The Winds of Winter progress. The 71-year-old author assured fans that he is still writing “The Winds of Winter” and the book will be complete as soon as possible.
George RR Martin on The Winds of Winter Progress
George RR Martin wrote on his blog that he is preparing for the Worldcon event and how he misses out going to New Zealand due to the virus. Martin also shared some details about the virtual con and how things are different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of his blog, George also wrote about The Winds of Winter progress so fans don’t start panicking that he is not working on the book.
Worldcon is coming up in a month's time, or at least it would be, if not for the pandemic. In any case, there will still be a CoNZealand, but it is going to be a virtual world con. And as toastmaster, I am going to be there… virtually… https://t.co/gKWetvtpaj pic.twitter.com/cAhyT6xyUU
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) July 2, 2020
And before anyone starts to panic, “oh my god he is making videos in place of writing,” OF COURSE I am still working on WINDS OF WINTER as well. That really should go without saying, yet somehow I need to say it, or someone might make stupid assumptions.
I am also doing some editorial work on three new Wild Cards books, reading scripts and making notes on a couple of exciting Hollywood projects, texting with agents, editors, and friends about this and that, eating several meals a day, watching television, reading books, and from time to time using the toilet. Just because I do not mention it in every Not A Blog does not mean it is not happening
The Winds of Winter Final Release Date Predictions
The Winds of Winter writing is still in progress and based on the statement by George RR Martin, it might not be out this year. The author also talked about staying safe and attending the con next year, which means that TWOW launch could happen in July 2021 at the next New Zealand world con. While none of the statements makes it clear when will Martin publish The Winds of Winter, it might still take some more time.