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What is the current status of The Winds of Winter? COMING SOON CONFIRMED? Cheer up with this amazing book CHECK OUT NOW!!

Fans are going rampant waiting for the most awaited novel announced to be releasing tilted Winds of Winter that is the sixth edition of the series of the novel ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ a masterpiece penned down by the well-known master of fiction genre author and the mind behind the Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin.

But the irony is that ten to eleven years went by clock-watching for the fans and the date has not come out of the black hole of suspense. Keep on reeling to know more about the release dates and the status of your most awaited novel Winds of Winter will be hitting the shelf.

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Current status of the Winds of Winter

In the year 2019, the wordsmith George R. R. Martin as per his expertise in his skill anticipated that he will be able to finish the Wind of Winter which is a part of his seven-book series plan titled “A Song of Ice and Fire” before he encountered his upcoming project in association with HBO’s adaptation, which engrossed him in the year 2019 in the month of, May.  

But with the escalation in popularity of the very adored “Game of Thrones”, the writer of the George R. R. Martin struggled with clashes of maintaining equilibrium between his craft of book-writing hours and his arrival to the stardom and the perks of fame which fetched him recognition through his masterpiece and made him one of the most acknowledged wordsmiths and authors worldwide.

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After that, he reached the radar of media attention. Furthermore, Martin also stopped his prediction concerning “The Winds of Winter” the sixth edition of the series of books “A Song of Ice and Fire.” would hit the shelves, jotting down his lessons from the continuous failure of estimations with prior books.   

In the year 2016, words craftsman and the author of the much-awaited “ The Winds of Winters” posted a blog which indicated his disappointment and him feeling pity for not being able to meet the requirements by the sixth edition of the series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ and his failed attempts to meet the deadlines of the publisher’s. He quoted his statement full of grief. 

Well, all this came down to a joyous note when in the year 2020 George R. R. Martin started notifying by writing updates to and fro and keeping his fans of the much-awaited book “The Winds of Winters” updated regularly.

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Affirmation regarding The Winds of Winter by the author himself


The array of updates by the wordsmith and the author of much-recognized books and “The Winds of Winter” is among them stated in his last three blogs as follows:

One of his blogs posted in the year, 2020 on the 8th of November quote

 “I was really on a rollback in June and July. Progress has continued since then, but more slowly…I suffered a gut punch in early August that had me down for a time, and another, for different reasons, in early September. But I slogged on, and of late I am picking up steam again.”


Following the chain of blogs, early in the year 2021 on the 2nd of February the master of writing George R. R. Martin posted in the context of his sixth edition “This book” release he stated 


“I wrote hundreds and hundreds of pages of THE WINDS OF WINTER in 2020. The best year I’ve had on WOW since I began it. Why? I don’t know. Maybe the isolation. Or maybe I just got on a roll…I still have hundreds of more pages to write to bring the novel to a satisfactory conclusion. That’s what 2021 is for, I hope.”

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Moreover, on the 11th of March in the same year “The Winds of Winter” mastermind penned down his blog regarding his sketch of the plan concerning his sixth edition of the series “A Song of Ice and Fire” and also shared his future endeavors in his statement: 


“I need to finish WINDS, and then maybe write another Dunk & Egg novella, and then get right into A DREAM OF SPRING, and in between edit some more Wild Cards books. Once more into the breach, dear friends…Westeros beckons.”   


Well, these statements penned down by the writing craft master George R. R. Martin himself made it quite evident with the release of the sixth edition “The Winds of Winter.” Though as per his blogs it is quite evident that he has not taken the sixth edition for granted. Moreover, Martin is as adamant and fanatic about his book.

The Winds of Winter hit the shelves as soon as possible much like his fans who are going rampant and tired of the suspicions regarding the release of the novella. 

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Justification for the delay in the release of the novel “The Winds of Winter”

Though it is quite palpable and anguish that fans of the much-awaited book “The Winds of Winter” hold due to procrastination which causes a delay in the novel to reach their shelves. Admirers of ‘The Winds of Winters’ have quite often displayed their anger and posted some comments stating that George R. R. Martin is not at all concerned for the book and is busy making money and grappling with the projects which add profit to his treasure of revenue.

They even put allegations on him for making futile promises and making them wait till infinity. Well, in his justification the wordsmith and most acknowledged author George R. R. Martin addressed all these allegations and gave condolence for the delay, and stated: 

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“But…let me make this clear… I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered WINDS OF WINTER,” Martin wrote in an October 2019 blog post. “Winter is still coming, and WINDS remains my priority.”    


Releasing of The Winds of winter


Till now the release of the masterpiece by the most renowned author George R. R. Martin’s sixth edition of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” is in the mysterious black hole. Only endless anticipations prevail but no affirmation is attained. Furthermore, the trending anticipation is that soon the book will hit the shelves in the year 2021 but half of the year has gone clock-watching but still the wait prevails. 


Frequently Asked Questions


Q1. Will the winds of winter ever be released?


A1. The master of fiction George R. R. Martin is deep into the completion of the most awaited novel The Winds of Winter but still, there is no affirmation regarding the release but only suspicion and anticipation prevails. Though it was expected in the year 2021 still there are no traces of the novel.


Q2. What is George RR Martin’s net worth?

A2. As it was allegedly reported by the Daily Mail, the wordsmith R. R. Martin fetches around $15 million annually from the television soap opera. Moreover, he amasses revenue of around $10 million from his art of writing. Furthermore, as per the Celebrity Net Worth, it was reported that Martin fetches around $65 million as his gross income.


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Jeehan Ahmad
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