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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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grrm
Jul. 6th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
It does.
muffinberry
Jul. 6th, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
This makes me so happy. I am looking forward to Sansa/Sandor interaction in season 2. :D Thank you for these amazing books!
cyberghostface
Jul. 7th, 2011 03:17 am (UTC)
Great to hear, I was hoping you were going to include that in your episode. :D
zeonchar
Jul. 7th, 2011 10:30 am (UTC)
I love the SanSan stuff! :)
flockofgulls
Jul. 7th, 2011 10:55 am (UTC)

Wonderful news!!!

theonturncloak
Jul. 7th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
!!! Very happy to hear this. That's one of my favorite scenes.
poipu
Jul. 7th, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
FUCK YEAH SANSAN!

Sometimes expletives are necessary.
victorien
Jul. 7th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, thank you so much! I'm grinning so hard at this, thank you again. ♡
mirasango
Jul. 7th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you Mr Martin! I am so happy the interaction of the two characters is being left in. And so glad you are writing this ep. Thank you for such a great series of books to enjoy!
westeros_fan
Jul. 7th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
I'm anticipating season 2 with almost as much eagerness as for A Dance With Dragons. Almost, but not quite; actually, I am almost glad I accidentally broke the screen on my kindle last weekend - waiting for the replacement to arrive in the mail should give me a couple extra days to comlpete my 5th reading of volumes 1-4 before I get the e-version of Dance... :o)

I had really been looking forward to Sansa & the Hound's scene together in season 1 during the Tourney of the Hand where he spills his guts to her, but instead his lines (the best ones he had in book 1 IMO) got summed up by Littlefinger instead for whatever reason, leaving some of the good stuff out and turning it into what felt more like 'just a bunch more background info' than I had hoped for - I'm not really complaining; obviously they had to cut or shorten some stuff to make the show work, and oh how it did work... Just saying I'm really glad to hear their scene together in the Blackwater episode will likely be a lot more like the book, is all.

Good luck convincing them to keep all your expensive scenes in! It's going to be awesome, I just know it.

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