Write like the Wind – Not

Game of thronesIf you’re waiting for G. R. R. Martin to finish ‘The Winds of Winter,’ Book 6 of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels — it won’t be published in 2015.  Just  some  “prequel novellas” based in Westeros which are expected later this year.  His publisher says: “These are increasingly complex books, and require immense amounts of concentration to write. Fans really ought to appreciate that the length of these monsters is equivalent to two or three novels by other writers.”

Season 5 of Game of Thrones is back on Sky Atlantic on 13th April, based on Book 4, A Feast for Crows, and parts of Book 5, A Dance With Dragons. Game of Thrones has large number of teenage actors who are growing up fast so HBO intend to end the show with Season 7 in 2017.

Two more novels were announced nearly a decade ago – The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. At the speed G. R. R. Martin writes, plus the length of the novels, it could be a long time before the last one is published.

Martin has said the TV show is like a “freight train” barrelling down on him, as he tries to lay track in front of it. The YouTube song imploring him to finish books six and seven, “Write Like the Wind,” is now nearly 3 years old.

He insists he’ll be done when he’s done – he may even expand the series to eight or nine books if he feels like it — it wouldn’t be the first time the number of books has grown. So the screen version may beat the book it was based on for the first time in history! Martin told show producers key plot points years ago to cover that eventuality. So he can, if he wants to, write prequels before he finishes the series …..

The final word goes to the author. At the 2013 Comic-Con event w00tstock., the musicians behind “Write Like the Wind,” began to sing their urgent instruction to Martin — who unexpectedly emerged on stage to destroy their guitars.

Next Game of Thrones book?

Game of thronesFans of Game of Thrones both on TV and the novels want to know when the next instalment will be published.  ‘Winds of Winter’ which is being written by the author George R R Martin  but has no release date yet , may, according to analysts,  be released in 2017. That is, if author George R.R. Martin has the same writing pace as JK Rowling according to a geometry graph on Washington Post.

According to the Five Thirty Eight website  if GRR  Martin wrote 350 words daily, it would be released in August. It will be done in February next year if he writes at 300 words a day; or October in case his daily writing average is only 250 words!

Five Thirty Eight calls their method of calculating the next ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ book’s release date “Martinology.” The blog has received its reputation for statistical analysis and predictions on politics and baseball.

Five Thirty Eight makes use of the following George R.R. Martin’s works for analysis:

– A Dance of Dragons – 422,000 words

– A Feast for Crows – 300,000 words

– A Storm of Swords – 424,000 words

– Clash of Kings – 326,000 words

– Game of Thrones – 298,000 words

– Winds of Winter – 1,500 pages (estimate)

It is a known fact that Winds of Winter has been 400 pages completed, as of October 2012, when the author told a reporter how far he’d got. After that, there was no news on his progress. He’s known to be a slow writer but Washington Post claims the author does not deserve such reputation. His works are though to be higher in quality than those of other authors of fantasy stories and his output is still on pace with Rowling’s.

However, the statistical predictions do not assure a definite release date for Martin’s book, and though they are good tries, they can end up signifying nothing. As to when the book finish, no one knows. The Winds of Winter release date will be whenever its author pleases.