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‘The Winds of Winter’: Fans may be disappointed but here’s why George RR Martin is not rushing to finish ‘TWOW’

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“The Winds of Winter” novel has yet to arrive, and although fans were already disappointed for the super delayed book, they have continued to wait. The sixth novel in the “A Song of Fire and Ice” series should have been in the bookstores for years already, but because its author, George RR Martin, could not meet the deadlines, the release date has been pushed back many times.

To be exact, it is already eight years since the “The Winds of Winter” was first expected to be released. However, even when the TV series “Game of Thrones,” has concluded already, the book series from where it was based on was left behind.

Long delay predicted again

As mentioned, the “Game of Thrones” ended with eight seasons on HBO and the last episode aired in May. Fans may have been thrilled for the seasons were released with no big gaps, but this actually has a negative effect on “The Winds of Winter.”

Not only that people will see a different story arc in the book, and the TV series since George RR Martin failed to complete “The Winds of Winter” that could be used for the show, but it is also possible that the end of “GoT” will actually slow down the author thus there is a chance that the book will be delayed again.

Martin admits there is no pressure to finish “TWOW”

It was suggested that George RR would not be pressured to finish “TWOW” since the HBO series is already finished. He doesn’t have to hasten his writing so the drama will have a story to tell because the series’ own writers have gone ahead and deviated from Martin’s original storyline, since waiting for him to finish the book will also delay the show.

In fact, he once told Entertainment Weekly, “I felt a tremendous amount of pressure for years now. The most pressure I felt was a few years ago when I was desperately trying to stay ahead of the show.”

Now, since there is no pressure anymore, there is no point in rushing anymore. Martin even said that there is “no longer a race,” and the show is over so he will now be “Writing the book, and it will be done when it’s done.”

By Louis Bonquin
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