Originally Posted by Lazybones
Sure, but he's gone to two years between books for the first three, to five (for book 4) and six (for book 5). I am a big fan of the series but Martin is not a young man... and I'm afraid he's going to do another Robert Jordan.
Good authors shouldn't die.
Robert Jordan could really dawdle (pot boil) at times getting out those pages and pages and pages but when he set his mind to it and got going, he was the very best at writing. Lord, I wish I was that good. A great loss.