The book, which has been in the making for over a decade, is 75% done according to his recent announcement. Maybe Martin forgot he told people to shut up and let him finish because he has been updating people on this book for over a decade and just can't help himself. He might have gotten caught up in the hype of the House of the Dragon finale. We can estimate how long we need to wait for The Winds of Winter now that we know how far along he is. We'll give him the time to finish the last 25% because he hopes we'll be so distracted.
Here we are. I have said before that it is a large book. The book is a challenge. It is likely to be a bigger book than the previous volumes in the series, according to Martin. The two biggest books in the series are Dance with Dragons and Storm of Swords. I think this one will be longer than that, and I think I will be done with it by the time I finish it. I have to keep working on it because it isn't done.
Martin said that it would take a while even after he finished writing. There is an issue with my friends at Random House when I deliver this monstrous book that will be as large as a dragon. I don't know if they're going to try to cut it in two. I have to finish it before we find out about that.
This is the last update on The winds of winter. There will probably be more last updates over the next couple of years.
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