We’re almost in August now and we have no confirmation that The Winds of Winter is nearing completion. I have no idea how long a publisher needs to edit and put a manuscript on the shelves for purchase. At the rate we’re going, I think we’ll see the end of Season 7 before getting our hands on TWOW. I also don’t believe the ASOIAF story can be completed in two books. GRRM has said he has enough material to estimate 1500 pages per book and his publishers seem to keep each book around 1000pp. My guess is that (once it’s completed) his publisher will trim TWOW to 1000 pages, keep 500pp to supplement the first third of the final book and release a full volume between TWOW and A Dream of Spring (if the title stays that way.
Is anyone out there still refusing to watch the show to not be exposed to spoilers? How often do you come across show spoilers online without warning? Thoughts on George R.R. Martin’s writing speed?