'The Winds Of Winter' Author George R.R. Martin Possibly Abandoning 'Game Of Thrones' Spin-offs In Favor Of 'ASOIAF' Book Completion?

10:07 AM EDT 6/1/2017 by Anya Bell, Celebeat Reporter

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The wait for "The Winds of Winter" continues but there is hope that George R.R. Martin will be done with the highly anticipated "A Song of Ice and Fire" novel much sooner than expected. There are speculations that the author plans to complete the book before the end of the year and may have taken the necessary precautions to do so. Is it possible that Martin will leave the writing for the "Game of Thrones" spin-off shows to different writers so he can concentrate on "TWOW"?

It has recently been revealed that George R.R. Martin met up with five different writers to discuss the "Game of Thrones" spinoff shows, which are expected to air on HBO soon after the final season concludes. The "ASOIAF" author admitted in his LiveJournal that he was been in contact with the writers working on the successor shows' screenplays, which may have distracted Martin from adding more pages for "The Winds of Winter". But is it possible that the current delay will eventually pay off for the novel's earlier release? Martin's exchanges with the writers suggest he is giving them the necessary ideas so they can work on the spinoffs shows on their own.

There are speculations that George R.R. Martin is making the "Game of Thrones" spinoff shows his current priority so he can leave the responsibility of finishing the scripts to their designated writers. This would then allow him to focus fully on completing "The Winds of Winter" in time for a late 2017 release date. Yet it is still possible that Martin's slow writing pace could push the publication of the sixth "ASOIAF" novel back to next year.

It's no secret that George R.R. Martin is a slow writer so fans are hoping that the author would do away with distractions so he can finish working on "The Winds of Winter". Hopefully, the author will be satisfied with leaving the "Game of Thrones" spinoffs shows to different writers and focus on the next "ASOIAF" novel. For all the latest updates on the "Game of Thrones" universe, make CeleBeat a part of your daily habit.

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