The Game of Thrones author took to his blog on Monday (Jan. 9) and revealed that if all goes to planned, The Winds of Winter should be out this year. Martin let us all in on the good news in response to a fan who asked when we could expect the highly anticipated novel to be released. The author even made a point to add that he’s made a significant amount of progress.
“Not done yet, but I’ve made progress,” wrote Martin. “But not as much as I hoped a year ago when I thought to be done by now.”
As exciting as it is to hear that Martin hopes to have the next installment of his A Song of Ice and Fire series out in 2017, fans shouldn’t get too excited just yet. It also sounds as though this particular goal isn’t exactly set in stone.
“I think it will be out this year,” Martin continued. “But hey, I thought the same thing last year.”
Regardless of whether or not The Winds of Winter sees the light of day in 2017, we’re definitely happy to know that Martin is making some significant progress on the next installment of his series!