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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 01:13 pm (UTC)
I think I just peed a little with excitement. Sorry if that's crude, but still, this plus my Phils in playoff action today...Happy times...
Oct. 7th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
I love that cover. I am so looking forward to reading this book. I told myself I am going to take a vacation when this comes out so I can read it without any interuptions.

Keep up the great work.

Oct. 7th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
GO GEORGE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct. 7th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
I reread the series every three or four months just in case Dance is released then I can just dive into it. I searched online yesterday and found an excerpt about 'Reek' that I had not previously read and was pleasantly stumped until the very last part where I think I know who it is...I want the suspense please do not spoil it for me! However, I just wanted to share and make a comment to let you know I love the suspense, the teasers have kept me going while you work on the book, I anxiously await the movie and hope it does not get benched before its time. Thank you!
Oct. 7th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
I like long! Long is good! At least, until they start selling books by weight. :)

Oct. 8th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
HA! Books by weight, lol. If they ever do this Im going to ebooks! No weight, no cost!
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
As they say, quality over quantity. But considering Storm of Swords is your most phenomenal piece of work its clear that you can sometimes have both :-) If 400 (or even 500) more pages are needed to tell the story right, keep on writing them. Don't settle for half-way disentangled knots.

After the book comes out do you think you'll ever tell an interviewer or us fans the full story of this evil knot? I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to hear the details about a story complication that caused such a good writer so much trouble.
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Great news!
Can't wait for the book to come. =)
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)

Okay, I'm good. Thanks for keeping us posted. You rock, rock!
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Good job!
How 'bout a spoiler to tide us raving fans over??
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
Should you need a very slow reader to proof those 1100 pages... :|
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
ded of delight.I think a friend is going to buy me an autographed Feast for Crows for Xmas.
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
big question...
Ok, this announcement just rocks, not just because it shows progress in the book, and not because its saying that the book is bigger then A Game of Thrones but it mentions Winterfell, Hurrah!

Now of course I'm wondering whats going on there and more importantly what POV is going to be there? And does this mean we'll finally learn the fate of Rickon? The long lost Stark?

Sigh....can't wait
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
I don't think anyone would complain if it ended up being 2000 pages long. More for us!
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
always love to see the updates on Dance. Keep up the hard work. Everyone's waiting to read this on day 1!
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
Life is magical and full of joy!!
(another new user)

After reading and reading this blog for months, today I had to post! Thanks George for the update!

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