Did (does) anyone really expect him to finnish it?
George in 1981: “If I were really cynical I would start some medieval sword and sorcery thing, say it’s a trilogy, then keep writing it for the rest of my life.”
No surprise. I've given up on anticipation and will get excited when it's finally in bookstores.
As I keep saying, if we really want it finished, give it to Brandon Sanderson to ghost write. That man can meet a deadline.
Hey peeps! Do you want a sub-par Winds of Winter? Do you want another Feast for Crows? Me neither.
Have I been out of the loop, or is it new that GRRM has a title for the book following Winds of Winter? You caught that, right?
And yes, I will still watch the random HBO show, just to get my fix. I doubt it will spoil the book.
Any reason to think that the delay will make the book better? On the evidence of the previous volumes, the opposite would seem to be the case.
To be fair, given that the delay will allow him to finish (ie, it's not just revisions), yes, a finished product will be better than an unfinished one.