"I still have hundreds of pages to complete before I can call the novel finished." I'm hoping that's what 2021 is all about. And Martin went on to say that he won't make guarantees about when he'll complete to avoid criticism, and he has a point. There are no completed GRRMs in existence, so nobody can criticise him for not delivering.
He has also said that he doesn't want to release unfinished books which is fair enough. But we don't know what state the book will be in in 2021 so it's possible that some kind reader might take it upon themselves to publish early.
Finally, he has mentioned before that he considers the series to be incomplete even though there are six books out now so maybe this is something he plans to change in the future? We can only hope so because there are still many questions remaining about some important characters in the story like Jon Snow, Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, Brienne of Tarth and more.
In short, we don't know much about GRRM's status as a writer but we do know that he hasn't finished yet so there's always a chance that he could pull an Angela Merkel and say "Mein Kampf isn't finished either" and then go and write another hundred page chapter just to annoy everyone.
In 2020, there will be some positive news: George R.R. Martin claims that his pandemic quarantine resulted in his greatest work yet on his long-awaited masterpiece, The Winds of Winter. On his blog, the Game of Thrones creator updates his readers, saying, "I wrote hundreds and hundreds of pages of THE WINDS OF WINTER in 2020."
He also hints that the book may not be his only contribution to the series in 2020 as he focuses on finishing it: "I'm going to try to write one more chapter this year, but who knows what might happen next year?"
Martin has been quiet about his work in 2019, but he did confirm in April 2018 that he was still working on A Dream of Spring, the final volume in his epic fantasy series The Winds of Winter. He had planned to release it in 2017 but couldn't finish it until after the first season of Game of Thrones aired in 2011. In 2014, he said he was close to finishing another novel called The Winded City which takes place in Chicago where many of the characters from his best-selling series will appear in future episodes.
So there you have it - The Winds of Winter is coming soon.
Two years ago, Jonathan Franzen told the New York Times that he was working on his sixth novel, and that it would be his last, since "he doesn't know if anyone actually has more than six completely formed novels in them." Though he later said there were no plans to change this statement, many readers took it as evidence that The Corrections might be his final work.
However, in a recent interview with the Guardian, Franzen stated that he has begun work on his seventh novel and that he expects it to be released in 2020: "I think I'll probably finish this one around Christmas of 2019". He added that he has no intention of stopping writing after this book, saying that he is "completely hooked" and that he enjoys it enough to want to keep doing it.
Franzen also commented on the controversy surrounding The Corrections, saying that he does not regret including some ancillary material about musicians David Foster Wallace and James Taylor during the course of the story, but that he may write another book about music someday if he is given the chance.
Stephen White intends to write the 20th book in his series as his final book. He says, "I'm going to finish the series and that will be it."
He started writing The Stone Child books in 2001 after reading a novel called The Eye of the World by Peter S. Beagle. He has said that he wrote several chapters of his next book while working on the first one and continues to work on it until today.
Be aware that after this book there will be no more in the series.
He writes under a pseudonym because he wants to keep writing even after finishing a series.
You may have read some of his articles on various fantasy sites. He uses the pen name "White" because he says it's easy to remember and types it that way when posting articles online.
He is married with two children.
In case you were wondering, George R. R. Martin is still working on "The Winds of Winter." His fans have been waiting nearly a decade for the next volume in his epic fantasy series.
When he's not writing, Martin likes to play with his son, watch old movies, and sleep. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
He started writing when he was 10 years old. His first story was called "A Knight of the Dancing Goats" and it wasn't very good. But he kept at it and has never looked back.