Some good news is on the cards for Game of Throne fans, especially after the tragic plot of last season. Its creator George RR Martin is here with an update about the new book in the series: The Winds of Winter. He revealed how this lockdown has helped him in making steady progress on the book. It is the sixth installment of his fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. He updated his blog sharing with his fans the news that he is keeping well and will most probably complete the book by 2021.
He wrote, “If nothing else, the enforced isolation has helped me write. I am spending long hours every day on The Winds of Winter, and making steady progress,”. He said he's written multiple chapters of the upcoming novel, but explained that the book still has "a long way to go," but admitted that it's going to be a "great book."
I have bad days that get me down, and good days that lift me up," Martin said. "But all in all I'm pleased with how things are going," he added. He also expressed his grief for not being able to attend the 78th World Science Fiction Conference. He was all set to leave for Wellington, New Zealand however due to the lockdown, everything changed. However, he said he will visit Wellington next year when "COVID-19 and 'The Winds of Winter', both will hopefully be over."
He also gave an update on the Game of Thrones prequel, The House of the Dragon. He said it is "coming along wonderfully.” Adaptations are also in the card, "We have feature films in development adapted from my stories, including Sandkings and The Ice Dragon. The Lost Lands is also being adapted as a television show.” revealed Martin.