George RR Martin is writing The Winds of Winter for the past nine years and the book is yet not complete. The writer of “A Song of Ice and Fire” series is still working on the sixth book in the series and no one knows when the TWOW will come out. Martin has promised to complete Winds of Winter for so many times and yet he has not delivered any of the deadlines.
The latest timeline given by GRRM to finish “The Winds of Winter” is July end, during the Worldcon 2020 event in New Zealand. While the COVID-19 pandemic has made the event virtual, George has gotten enough time in isolation to finish TWOW book. Here are more details on The Winds of Winter release date and the latest hints given by George RR Martin on the book progress.
George RR Martin on The Winds of Winter progress
George RR Martin recently wrote on his blog that the only silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic is that he is getting enough time to work on The Winds of Winter book. The author also updated fans that he has added five new chapters to the book, where is putting long hours every day and doing a steady progress on the book.
I have to confess, after half a year of pandemic, I am showing signs of cabin fever. If nothing else, the enforced isolation has helped me write. I am spending long hours every day on THE WINDS OF WINTER, and making steady progress. https://t.co/i0DRw51PC7
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) June 24, 2020
Martin also added that the last thing he needs at the moment is another interruption that can delay The Winds of Winter for a long time. Martin said that he can always visit Wellington (New Zealand) next year, and hopefully, the COVID-19 pandemic and Winds of Winter will be over by then.
The Winds of Winter Release Date and Publication
The Winds of Winter release date in July 2020 seems impossible at the moment based on what George RR Martin hinted in his blog. While the talk of losing momentum and skipping conventions have given hopes to fans that the TWOW will be complete soon, it should be noted that the author clearly said next year in his blog.
Martin earlier said that he has been spending a lot of time in Westeros, but recently he updated that he is visiting Cersei, Asha, Tyrion, Ser Barristan, and Areo Hotah and will be going to Braavos next week. There is no clear way to know when will The Winds of Winter release but 2021 seems to be the most probable date at the moment.