Is Winter Coming?

George R.R. Martin told readers of his blog he will skip San Diego Comic-Con in July and World Fantasy Con in November to work on Winds of Winter, though with this caveat —

(Should I complete and deliver WINDS OF WINTER before these cons roll round, I reserve the right to change my mind).

The Wall Street Journal excitedly interpreted that as a hint:

This means that in Martin’s view, finishing “The Winds of Winter” this year is a real possibility, a significant revelation coming from the author himself.

The WSJ blogger sounds overearger to me. I doubt Martin would be cancelling a November appearance if he was so close to finishing that his reserving the right to change his mind about attending Comic-Con really meant anything.

One thought on “Is Winter Coming?

  1. Somehow this reminds me of an early episode of “Cheers.”
    Coach, the old bartender is leaving for home. “I think this may be the weekend I finish my novel,” he says. “I’ve been working on it for years.”
    Diane the barmaid exclaims, “Coach! I had no Idea you were writing a novel!”
    “Writing?” Coach replies. “I’m reading!”

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