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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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theinjuredninja
Oct. 8th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
i am so ready to tango with puff!
friedefuerst1
Oct. 8th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
1522 pages wouldn´t bother me :o))
guessingo
Oct. 8th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
can you blog about your writing process?
I just saw an authors@google presentation with Neal Stephenson. He said he writes in the morning, then goes and does normal work around his house in the afternoon. Stephen King said he needs to take a walk to think about his books.

anyway you can blog about what your routine is? Do you get some of your best ideas when your not trying to write? Do you talk over plot elements with friends?

I think a lot of your fans would find this interesting.
hippoiathanatoi
Oct. 8th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
Re: can you blog about your writing process?
I'm not George, but he's answered this question in the past, and perhaps the answer then isn't too different from the answer now. For example, here is a report from Comic-Con 2006 where he is reported to describe his routine as follows:

"As for his writing process, he starts every day with his morning coffee, sits down, and tweaks what he wrote the day before. That usually gives him the momentum to keep going. Some days he "falls in through the computer screen" and next thing he knows it's dark and the coffee is still there and cold. On the other hand, some days he just checks his e-mail over and over."

It's not too different from his answers in earlier years to the same question.
chakalak
Oct. 8th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
What about Rickon?
What ever happened to him?
earendi1
Oct. 10th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Re: What about Rickon?
Rickon went with Osha somewhere, where though is the big question. i believe either Greywater watch or white harbor, osha knew Lord Howland would protect them, but she also knew that it would be hard travels especially with ironmen about moat cailin.So it seems like they reallycould be anywhere in speculation
jian_yang
Oct. 9th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
Hit by this news unexpectedly and now I'm singing
pre-ordered it years ago from amazon UK, makes me wanting to read nothing else.
rhapsody77
Oct. 10th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
Dance with Dragons
I don't know how you continue your creativity with all you have going on. Don't wear yourself out. I want you around for more wonderful stories. I look forward to the next book in the Song of Ice & Fire. I also look forward to the HBO pilot, but I already have images in my mind from your books of all your characters and thier scenarios. God Bless.
wonderva
Oct. 10th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
Are you sure you need ALL those words to tell the story?
knowon
Oct. 12th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
Yippee!!!!!!
This is wonderful news, Ser! GL with that knot, but I'm sure you and all of us will enjoy the time you spend around the Wall and Winterfell just as much! Awesome! :)
tannis61
Oct. 12th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Dance with Dragons.
A tear falls when thinking of Ghost, Jon and Winterfell. I will also wait
kunei_lp
Oct. 13th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping to read the book before next year Spring. I'm also suggesting it to my local on post library here in Korea. With regarding to length of the book, I'm sure there will be more to tell even if there are more than 1500 pages in it. I just hope the last chapter will be good conclusive one for that book and not leave too many threads of stories. It's very hard to pick up the thread after 3-4 years of reading the last book, you know.
sonillamn
Oct. 18th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Hi! greetings from Spain!!!
I only wanted to know when will be finished "A dance with dragons" I really NEED that book! :) I'm rereading the previous 4 books in order to make shorter the waiting! haha I really loved those books and cant wait to know what's happening to the rest of the characters! I do feel as if they were my friends and would like to know bout their lifes! lol
Anyway, thanks for writing "A song of ice and fire" :)
ciao ciao
spreble
Oct. 19th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
Dance, Dance Dance!
George, I don't care if it ends up 2000 pages. I am going to enjoy evey page so the longer the better in my eyes!
ppdoc13
Oct. 23rd, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
dod
our big issue is deciding how many copies to buy amongst 5 readers and if less than 5, who gets precedence.
earendi1
Oct. 24th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
adwd is turning out to be the best book i will ever read, funny considering its not out yet =)i am glad to hear of the new "secret pov" i have a few good guesses. u never dissapoint george gl with the book
sangelico
Oct. 26th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Can't wait to read it, but don't let those publishers hurry you. I can wait 'til *you* think it's done :)
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