New Winds of Winter Chapter

Hello Geeklings! Sorry to get to you so late, but my writing schedule did not go according as planned. I was putting up a couple of new posts over at Fan Fest, and as I was about ready to publish my last column the site crashed thus erasing pretty much everything I had written. The autosave was working against me in this case. Needless to say I was frustrated and had to re-type the entire post. Sigh. After that I needed a bit of a break. I ate dinner watched Arrow, which was explosive (those of you who watched will get that joke), and went for a late night walk. I felt like I snacked too much this evening and I’m on this whole healthy kick, and felt a walk (with a dash of running) would help justify that. I feel better now which was what I was aiming for. Now all I have left for tonight is thirty pages of the Deathly Hallows and this short post.

Before I get into the topic of the day I want to give a shout out to my sister, Jen, who killed her guest spot yesterday. Judging by the comments on Faceyspace, and on the post itself, it seems that it was received very well. The good news is that Jen will be back next Tuesday with a new column in what could rapidly become Jennifer’s Corner or whatever catchy name she would like to give her Tuesday spot.

George-RR-Martin

As for today, I don’t have a whole lot but I do have some scoop for you. In case you travel in different interweb circles you might not have seen that George RR Martin posted a new chapter of Winds of Winter on to his website. While this is all types of exciting it does ring a bit bittersweet. Yes, I’ve been bitching and moaning about the lack of book six for awhile now, and while a new chapter serves as a nice teaser it also seems like Martin is mocking me. Like personally. Seriously. I feel mocked.

A chapter is a nice way to remind us that he is indeed writing this book, but it also is a reminder that I can’t read the follow up chapter. Or the chapter after that and so on and so forth. I just want the book. It’s been about a year since the last teaser chapter was released and at this rate the book will be finished by the time my grandchildren discover holographic books (or whatever the future of reading shall bring).

This season of Game of Thrones has already been highly entertaining despite my early fears. There is a freedom to the show now that allows it to just be a television show (such a novel idea) opposed to a slave to the source material. I’ve been digging on that and have thought highly of all three episodes. I still don’t want the show to spoil major book points but beggars can’t be choosers at this point.

If you’re looking for a taste of Winter because you’re curious and partly because you hate yourself and George RR Martin’s inability to write at a faster pace, here’s the link to the sample

http://www.georgerrmartin.com/excerpt-from-the-winds-of-winter/

I haven’t read it yet as I’m torn. If the chapter is really good I’m just going to want more and that’s going to piss me off. Especially when you consider that there is still no time frame for the release of Winds of Winter. On the other hand it cold be fun just to visit and get an idea of what’s ahead. I’ve read all the other sample chapters… what’s one more? But that’s a debate for another day as I’m going to lay in bed and try and get thirty pages of Harry Potter goodness in. Pleasant dreams Geeklings. See you all on Friday!

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