George R R Martin - A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
Verfasst: 7. Dezember 2006 10:35
Da sicherlich nicht jeder George R R Martins Homepage scannt, hier eine wichtige Nachricht zu A DANCE WITH DRAGONS. Leider verschiebt sich die Fertigstellung. Allerdings she ich auch was Gutes darin. Wenn Martin sich zu einer Terminaussage hatte hinreissen lassen, dann ist zumindest ein Ende in Sicht!
Good news. Work. I've been home for this past month -- no cons, no tours, no awards dinners -- and that has enabled me to be much more productive than in the months preceding. The new WILD CARDS book is almost done (some great stuff in there too) and should be finished by the end of the year. Gardner Dozois, Daniel Abraham, and I finished the novel-length expansion of SHADOW TWIN, and sold it in both the US and the UK (just last week, in fact). I've inked a couple of exciting new subrights deals that I expect to be announcing very soon (watch my news page)... and we may be close to a couple of other subrights deals that I won't be announcing, because I am not allowed to talk about 'em yet. The comic book adaption of THE SWORN SWORD is finally underway, and several other cool comics projects are in the works, but I can't talk about them just yet either. The month has been a blur of work, in other works.
Bad news. Work. None of the projects I wrapped up was A DANCE WITH DRAGONS. Work has been going well, yes, but not especially on DANCE. I am not going to be able to finish it by the end of the year as I had hoped. I know this will disappoint all of you. Many of you will write me sympathetic and supportive emails (and I do appreciate those, even if I don't have the time to reply). A few of you will write me nasty, intemperate emails about how I'm doing this all just to screw my readers. Sigh. My editors, agents, and publishers will be even more disappointed than my readers, but no one will be as disappointed as me. Believe that or not. All I can say is that I HAVE gotten several other obligations off my plate, that my contractor swears in blood that the home renovations will be finished soon so I can have my office back again, that I'm working on DANCE and I will continue to work on it. What I will no longer due, however, is announce any more dates by which I hope to finish and deliver the book. All that those estimates ever seem to do is ratchet up my stress levels and get me more grief. I hope it won't be taking much longer... I have almost two months at home before my next scheduled trip, to Boston and NYC in February, and one thing that has become very clear to me is that the more I travel, the less I get written. (And speaking of Boston and NYC, do I perchance have any fans out there in New Haven, Connecticut?) I have even thought about cancelling my annual trip to Boston and New York, though I am reluctant to take that step, since that is usually the only time of the year that I get to see my family in New Jersey.