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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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Oct. 7th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
The more pages the better in my opinion, we'll all be hanging on every word not wanting it to end. In all honesty I'm glad your taking the time it needs, that's what makes you such a good author, commitment to excellence !! Thanks for the update.
Oct. 7th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
I personally would be happy to read a 10,000 page book. You could always print in on bible paper. :D
Oct. 7th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
...thanks? I guess after so many posts about football and miniatures this throws my sarcasm off.

Maybe I won't write horrible fanfiction for NaNoWriMo.
Oct. 7th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
GREAT!! its very ironic that you would post this now as i was just about to ask if there was any news on the book. I cant wait until its finally published, we've all been waiting for a long time for this book. hope all goes well
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
the end
ADFS should be a giant picturebook/choose your own adventure book starring the one and only dolorous edd
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
quantity, quality...
Well, as they say it's not quantity, it's quality, unless of course, one can have both!

Looking forward to it!

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Oct. 9th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
I'm so jealous of Jon Snow.
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
This made me about as happy as when my friend was the Pantsmonster after school! And that made my really really happy.
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Woo-hoo! Can't wait! Good luck with that Hodor POV chapter...('Hodor hodor hodor...hodor? Hodor. The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side...hodor....').
Oct. 8th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
OMG This brings such joy to my heart. Just the other day I was lamenting not having the next book to read.

Oct. 8th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
Good Beginnings And Good Endings...
Here, here!? Cogratulations for your hard, and I daresay, monumental work! Take your time and do as you see fit Mr. Martin! Your fans will await the next installment in your magnificent saga, now buoyed by the HBO project!

Be well and may you always find the creativity and inspiration you need!
Oct. 8th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
Ok George....
I have found you out. I know that you are actually finishing the entire series so you can release them in increments as you see fit. Dance will be the first then the rest will be one a year or so. You can't fool me....I see the master plan.
Oct. 8th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
I started slowly reading the Ice and Fire series again. Maybe by the time I'm done reading, you will be done writing the next one. Here's to hoping. :)
Oct. 8th, 2009 08:40 am (UTC)
I was just wondering what the approximate word-count is for your pages. Every "manuscript format" I've run into on different Publishers' FAQs are different. Just trying to get a guess on how big the other books in the series are by word-count.
Oct. 8th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Question
I get about 275 words per page.
Oct. 8th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
i am so ready to tango with puff!
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