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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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tanatie
Jul. 6th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
Blackwater
At least now you won't have to get upset with innocent hosts who ask you about scriptwriting ;P

Btw, please tell me Tyrion doesn't get knocked unconcious by the Hound before he leaves his bedroom?
trebla1972
Jul. 6th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
Congrats George!
sylphic61
Jul. 6th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
Can't wait to see this on the screen! Augh, the wait is already unbearable. :)

At least Dance is only a week away now!
glazomaniac
Jul. 6th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
i am considering writing congress and asking them to give hbo the budget they give the department of defense so we get those battle scenes the way you'd like them.
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charleym14
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
Congrats!
I'm really looking forward to this episode next season. The episode you wrote for the first season was my favorite, as I felt it was the best adaptation of any other.
cmdrsalamander
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
About the script writing process...
When writing the season 2 script, did having a mental image of the actors and their personalities influence the way you wrote the dialogue? Or do you still maintain your original mental image of the characters?
bruisedgarden
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
Have a wonderful time!
Antti Peltokorpi
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
I'm reading the books for the first time and I just finished reading the Battle of the Blackwater. Exhilarating stuff. Can't wait to see what HBO does with it. Here's hoping Davos and Tyrion don't get knocked out at the start. :)
xamses
Jul. 6th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
Looking forward to seeing it. Your Season 1 episode was one of the best.
sterculius01
Jul. 6th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
In response to the last post, have you read Hofstadter's "Anti-Intellectualism in American Life?" It's terrifying. Anywho...cheers.
s8w7
Jul. 6th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
I just hope that we get to see some actual "battle" in season two. The first one had everything cut out!
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!
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kajitochishio
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
To be honest, HBO really should just go through with an expensive battle scene. That was probably the number one complaint I noticed from viewers fresh to the world of ASOIAF (and also many who've read the books) - they wanted to see the battles. Apparently this was also a complaint regarding HBO's Rome, though.

Plus, the tension really builds up to that occurrence, so it would kind of be blue-balling (to be vulgar, apologies) not to have an epic show of it.
Susan Vi
Jul. 6th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
Congratulations!! Big fan of your work =)
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