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Dance, Dance, Dance

Finished a Jon Snow chapter, and have just passed the 1100 page (manuscript pages, the page count in the final printed book will be different) mark on A DANCE WITH DRAGONS. That's counting only finished chapters in something close to final form. I have considerably more in partials, fragments, and roughs.



Even with just the finished portions, DANCE is now longer than A FEAST FOR CROWS and A GAME OF THRONES, and I'm closing in on A CLASH OF KINGS. I do hope I can wrap things up before I approach the 1521 page length of A STORM OF SWORDS.

Making a new run at the Meereenese knot, but maybe not tomorrow. I think I'll hang around at the Wall a bit longer, and maybe visit Winterfell.

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satyrblade
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
*does happy dance with glee*

Can't wait to see it. Thanks!
sir_leonello
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
So Happy
Woot!! this makes me so happy to hear, will go to bed now and dream of Westeros...
sirtwist
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
Well done George. Sounds like you're really powering on. I'm keen to read DANCE, but would rather something you're satisfied with than a book in my hands tomorrow.
gaia_kiari
Oct. 7th, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
Seconded - take as long as you feel you need; it'll be a masterpiece, just like the earlier books in the series. :3
skitty
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
You write as many pages as you need to and I will be grateful for every single one.
kibet
Oct. 7th, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
Agreed!

Although I doubt I will appreciate so much that I will frame each one as that could cost a small fortune.
musedmoose
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
Thanks for the update, Mr. Martin. Knowing that there's always the slow march toward completion is great, knowing that when the book arrives it's going to be another massive read is awesome.

Also: I recommended your series to a co-worker to the point that she started bugging me daily for your name and the titles. Gave 'em to her yesterday, so you may have a new fan soon. *grin*
antondekat
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
Was just reading a few snippets of A Clash of Kings on the ride home. So excited for Dance and know it will be so worth the wait. Thank you George, for sharing such a wonderful tale with all of us. You truly have enriched our lives.
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tikehau
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:35 am (UTC)
Re: Winterfell!
Yes! Winterfell! This is the sweetest word for me, too!!!
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twistedsheets10
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
:D

Whoa. It's shaping to be very long.

BUT I SHALL GLADLY READ IT YES.
ravenessdotcom
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
Yay!!! Thanks George! Good work!
theswornsword
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
Wow & Feast & Dance were once supposed to be one book. What was once one became two, what is now two is close to becoming three? Might give you more time to work on that knot, no?
moose_punter
Feb. 5th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
Don't you dare put that thought into his head. I swear dude...
master_fisto
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
Book updates are always appreciated. Thanks George. And good luck. I know I'll be getting cozy with my copy of Dance on release day.
landiloupz
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
Dance, Dance, Dance
It's going to be a monster!
kwei_cee
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
Conventional wisdom about length does not apply to you. If you break 1521 pages and approve of what you have written, I am perfectly content to read it! As for the Meereenese knot, I am sure you shall finish it the next try! In fact, I'm calling it right now! Done in one! And you can never go wrong with more Jon!
michie3
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
No worries! The longer the better! I love a long tale! ...the book's
binding may not though... the worst part of a good book or series
is when it ends. *sniffle*
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