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‘Winds Of Winter’ January 2017 Release Date Impossible? George R.R. Martin’s Former Assistant Reveals Big Reasons Of Author’s Slow Progress

By Jen Aguilar , Nov 07, 2016 04:20 AM EST

George R.R. Martin’s “Winds of Winter” is indeed taking the public by storm as every fan patiently wait for its release anytime soon. The reasons below might help the readers understand as to why an official launch date of the popular project is not yet confirmed.

‘The Winds Of Winter’ January 2017 Release Date Not Happening?

A report noted that “The Winds of Winter” will be finally released either January or March next year as it is allegedly being proofread. However, even Martin's publisher Random House has no idea of the exact launch of the highly anticipated book.

"As his publisher, we support George R.R. Martin as he works hard to finish The Winds of Winter. Any on-sale dates currently listed online for the novel are incorrect. Once we have a publication date for The Winds of Winter, the world will know," the publisher explained.

Even Martin made it known that he cannot really tell when he can finish the novel.

Author Ty Franck Reveals George R.R. Martin’s Nature Of Writing

“Well, he doesn’t actually write on an old DOS computer. He did write on an old DOS computer, and then it died. Actually, I built him the computer he writes on now, which is a state-of-the-art machine running DOS and WordStar 4.0,” described writer Ty Franck of Martin’s approach while writing the phenomenal fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

Ty Franck, who penned the famous science fiction novel “The Expanse” was George R.R. Martin’s former assistant. He also divulged that despite using a new desktop, Martin lacks internet access as he is worried that his projects might be hacked or killed by a virus.

“[H]e is much more of a sit down at the keyboard, wait for the muse to strike, and bang out whatever chapter is sort of banging around in your head at that time. That works for him; he’s able to produce work, so more power to him, but that just seems like a really inefficient way to get a story out, from my perspective. For me as a writer, I could not do that. I have to know where I am going, and I have to know what the next chapters are about so I can start layering and foreshadowing and all the other stuff that you want to do. He’s much more comfortable rewriting chapters over and over and over and over again than I am,” Franck elaborated.

It looks like Martin is indeed a slow writer yet a powerful one.

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