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One more monkey down.

Today I delivered the first draft of "Blackwater" to Dan and David. (Finally) A bit overdue, as always. And probably too long and long expensive, as my scripts always are. (I got to write the Battle of the Blackwater. I tried to be good and restrain myself, but you know how things go. Oh, well. I knew the job was dangerous when I took it).

This is television... (no, it's not TV, it's HBO)... so there will undoubtedly be many further drafts and revisions. But the first draft is the hard one.

And it's a good thing it's done. On Sunday I leave for the first leg of my US book tour.

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ferns
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
I finished book 4 a couple days ago... it was a surprise at the end to see the note about how you hoped to have dance with dragons done in about a year (that being 6 years ago!!) which leads to wondering when book 6 will be done, as I know without even starting dance of dragons that in about 2.5 weeks from now I'm going to crave book 6. it's a testimony to this amazing world you have created, it is truly amazing and inspiring, but book SIX!!!!
asthran
Jul. 6th, 2011 07:53 am (UTC)
*psst* Haven't you heard? Every time someone complains to GRRM about when the next book is coming out, he kills a Stark! Don't do it!
michael_bridge
Jul. 7th, 2011 04:56 am (UTC)
That was fantastic. Thanks for that ;D
decarlso2000
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
He won't comment anymore on how long he thinks it will take...putting up deadlines before you actually get into the writing of it is setting yourself up to fail and your fans up for disappointment.

If you go back through some of the blog posts from when Dance was finished back in March, there is one where George gave us an insight into his writing process. The bright side is, as long as the show keeps rolling, we're 6 years away from Season 7!

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