Winds of Winter Release Date and Updates: GRRM Currently Working on "A Dream of Spring" As Well?
There are rumors suggesting that George R.R. Martin (the author behind 'A Song of Ice and Fire') is planning to release the 6th and 7th book in ASOIAF series at the same time.
Many are speculating that the reason behind the delay of 'Winds of Winter', the 6th instalment in the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series, is because he is distracted.
However, also consider that being a novel writer is a creative job. You can't really tell a creative person to churn out a new masterpiece in the next few months. Most of the time, that spark of inspiration and genius takes time, however that spark needs to come soon because we're on our way to 'Game of Thrones Season 7'-which is supposed to be based on the 7th books of 'A Song of Ice and Fire', 'A Dream of Spring'.
But it seems like the upcoming 'Game of Thrones Season 7' will be different from the plotline of 'A Song of Ice and Fire'.
In David Benioff and Dan Weiss' interview with Digital Spy, the two producers seem to suggest that the upcoming novels by GRRM are still going to be unexpected even if you have been watching 'Game of Thrones'.
According to the duo they only know the framework of the upcoming 'Winds of Winter' and 'A Dream of Spring' but that it will be different from the series.
The duo added;
"We know some of his distant plans... but he doesn't necessarily know everything that's going to happen until he writes it!"
"I don't know how to give an answer without spoiling something for the books. The books and the series are so different now that I don't want to say anything that might give away something that he's going to do."
The new speculation on Reddit is that the reason why the upcoming 'Winds of Winter' is still delayed is because GRRM is also currently working on 'A Dream of Spring' and that he is planning to release both books at the same time.
However, these are all rumors at the moment and no confirmation that indeed GRRM is currently working on 'A Dream of Spring'.
Hopefully, Winds of Winter will come out before the premiere of 'Game of Thrones Season 7' next year.