Freyja kirjoitti: The Guardianin artikkelissa kustannustoimittaja Jane Johnson toteaa jälleen, että TWoW ei ole tämän vuoden julkaisusuunnitelmassa, eikä hänellä ole tietoa josko käsikirjoitusta edes todennäköisesti olisi tulossa tänä vuonna.
I certainly hope that THE WINDS OF WINTER is not on the schedule of ANY of my publishers. I have spent years trying to persuade them all not to schedule my books until they are completed and delivered. Scheduling, and then having to reschedule and postpone, just pisses people off. I'd rather not schedule at all until the date is real and certain.
This flies against standard publishing practice, however, so it's a battle that I do not always win.
I am still planning for seven books.
We will have a 7th, 8th or 9th, no one knows. They only renew one or two seasons at a time. After we do season 6, maybe we’ll get a renewal for 7th and 8th. That all depends, Television is a very changeable medium.
Because whatever happens with the show I’m going to finish the books, it will be seven books. But each of these books are 1500 pages long and they each have enough material in them for several seasons. I have two more books, the one I’m writing right now, ‘The Winds Of Winter,’ and after that the last book, ‘The Dream of Spring,’ so those will be the two final books. But we’re talking 3000 pages of material. How many seasons that translates too? That’s up to D.B. And David.
We are already at work on Season 6. I met with David Benioff and Dan Weiss and Bryan Cogman [Friday] night and we had a long talk about some of the stuff that will be included in Season 6, but we haven't started writing that one yet
And, as a special treat, one of Villeneuve’s twelve gorgeous, dynamic paintings depicts a scene from The Winds of Winter, the long-awaited sixth novel in A Song of Ice and Fire.
But not I am home again, facing the usual mountain of mail and email, and of course the monkeys on my back... those noisiest of them being HIGH STAKES, volume twenty-three in the Wild Cards series, and of course the Son of Kong, THE WINDS OF WINTER.
Once more into the breach...
I still hope to finish A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE in seven volumes.
A good story needs a beginning, a middle, and an end.
That does not mean I am done with the world, however. Westeros is large, and the world beyond it larger still, and teeming with tales to tell. At the very least, I have more Dunk & Egg stories to write.
Never say never... but there are no immediate plans for that.
Sometimes the wonders and terrors of the world beyond the hill are best left to the imagination.
I am wrestling with that decision right now.
I also know that HBO wants the series to run longer than that. I have known that since the very beginning... well, actually, since the day after the second episode of season one aired, when I had lunch with one of HBO's top execs, who told me, "We want this to run ten years." I allowed that ten years sounded fine to me. I continue to hear similar sentiments from HBO every time I have meeting with them, be it in LA or New York.
No, it is not. The world of Ice & Fire did not exist when I wrote THE ICE DRAGON.
Niksu kirjoitti: kuinka suuri osa on taas sitä sarjan tekijöiden "omaa keksimää" täytettä ja tietenkin täysin turhia seksikohtauksia.
Should I complete and deliver WINDS OF WINTER before these cons roll round, I reserve the right to change my mind.
Hollywood, alas, is the land of the perpetual tease. So many times you come so close to getting a project up and running, only to see it dissolve... sometimes for reasons that are never explained.
At least twice in recent years we have been close to making a deal on FEVRE DREAM with a major director, only to have the deals somehow melt away like morning mists.
I write the books as fast as I can, but that's not very fast. They are very big, very complex, very challenging. I have never been a fast writer, and the passage of years is not making me any faster.
Is it "kinda awkward?" Sure. Is it a "betrayal?" I think that's harsh, and unkind, and untrue.
Every time a new ICE & FIRE books comes out, I make millions of dollars. If all I cared about was money, I would be churning out new installments every year. Maybe two a year. They would, of course, be crap, but they'd sell.
I have always been a slow writer. I have always done book tours, attended a half dozen SF cons each year, watched NFL games in the fall, travelled for business and pleasure. I have always had more than one project going at any one time: novels, short stories, anthologies, Wild Cards, what have you. Expecting me to drop all that seems entirely unreasonable to me.
after wrestling with it for a month or so, I've decided not to script an episode for season six of GAME OF THRONES. Writing a script takes me three weeks, minimum, and longer when it is not a straight adaptation from the novels. And really, it would cost me more time than that, since I have never been good at changing gears from one medium to another and back again. Writing a season six script would cost me a month's work on WINDS, and maybe as much as six weeks, and I cannot afford that. With David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and Bryan Cogman on board, the scriptwriting chores for season six should be well covered. My energies are best devoted to WINDS.
So... back to it.
It is possible that I may withdraw from some other announced appearances later in the year... most likely in the summer and fall... but if I do, it won't be from cons where I am the featured guest of honor. I would prefer not to have to cancel anything, but that depends on how the work is going.
And by "work," I mean WINDS OF WINTER, of course...
I am still editing the latest Wild Cards volume, HIGH STAKES. I have an overall deal with HBO, and three new television concepts in various stages of development, with a variety of collaborators and partners. I am consulting on a couple of videogames. There's the Wild Cards movie at Universal, where I'm a producer. And I've recently formed a new production company to make low budget short films based on a trio of classic short stories by... well, no, not yet, that would be telling. Premature telling.
But please note, most of these other projects involve me editing, producing, consulting, or financing. The writing I'm doing is all on WINDS OF WINTER.
“I wish it was out now. Maybe I’m being overly optimistic about how quickly I can finish. But I canceled two convention appearances, I’m turning down a lot more interviews — anything I can do to clear my decks and get this done.”
“I was red hot on the book and I put it aside for six months” he says. “I was so into it. I was pushing so hard that I was writing very well. I should have just gone on from there, because I was so into it and it was moving so fast then.
Jussi kirjoitti: Martinin esikoisromaanista Dying of the Light julkaistaan vuoden päästä uusi laitos "SF Masterworks" -sarjassa. Tämä on miehen ensimmäinen kirja, joka saa scifin mestariteoksen statuksen.
I do have ideas for more Tuf stories, and even a novel... but where will I ever find the time to write them?
I do have an idea for a FEVRE DREAM sequel. Again, the issue is finding the time to write it.
Most of the stuff that was cut, though, was Targaryen material. It was extremely detailed accounts of things like the Dance of the Dragons; I mean, I know I published some of that in The Rogue Prince and The Princess and the Queen, but even those two stories, when put together, are severely abridged from the fuller accounts that I wrote, and there are very detailed accounts of kings before and afterwards, and that is what most of the material is.
Things he mentioned:
He did not enjoy when Lovecraft's byzantine and obscure mythology got so methodically fleshed out after his death, and wants to keep the mystery in his world. He will not "bring gods out on stage".
Will we see more of Sothoryos? "Probably not." Furthermore, much of the details of Planetos' geography, especially east of Qarth, was invented to "fill out the map" in the map books. Notably, he said the HBO world and the book world differ in geographical canon, because the network used earlier sketches that he later remade.
He has maybe three shows in stages of development with HBO, none of which he knows the fate of.
He says he will finish ASOIAF but probably never be done with the world, and has plenty of things to write. He says he's about a third finished with Dunk and Egg.
Anything else I missed?
EDIT: Oh yeah, he made it pretty clear he won't be splitting TWOW AFFC style.