George R.R. Martin Misses His Deadline For Next ‘Game Of Thrones’ Book

The author and creator of Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, announced that he was unable to publish his highly anticipated next book in the series titled The Winds of Winter. Expected to be released before Season 6 premieres on HBO in April, Martin wrote a plea for understanding, and explained that HBO and his publishers had wanted and planned for him to finish in time, but that he just wasn’t able to do it.

NO EXCUSES, GEORGE. Just kidding, he is human after all right?

Here is an extended snippet explanation/apology:

You can blame my travels or my blog posts or the distractions of other projects and the Cocteau and whatever, but maybe all that had an impact… you can blame my age, and maybe that had an impact too…but if truth be told, sometimes the writing goes well and sometimes it doesn’t, and that was true for me even when I was in my 20s . . . Here it is, the first of January. The book is not done, not delivered. No words can change that. I tried, I promise you. I failed. I blew the Halloween deadline, and I’ve now blown the end of the year deadline. And that almost certainly means that no, THE WINDS OF WINTER will not be published before the sixth season of GAME OF THRONES premieres in April (mid April, we are now told, not early April, but those two weeks will not save me). Even as late as my birthday and our big Emmy win, I still thought I could do it.

You can read the whole thing here.

In the meantime, who has time for books anyway (kidding)? The series will still be premiering in April, thank god.

[Vanity Fair]