Over at his “Not a Blog”, George R.R. Martin has posted a new update on various topics, including HBO’s House of the Dragon as well as where he’s at with the greatly-anticipated The Winds of Winter. Along the way, he gives some hints about what he’s been working on on the “big, big book”:
“Of late I have been spending a lot of time with the Lannisters. Cersei and Tyrion in particular. I’ve also paid a visit to Dorne, and dropped in to Oldtown a time or three. In addition to turning out new chapters, I’ve been revising some old ones (some very old)… including, yes, some stuff I read at cons ages ago, or even posted online as samples. I tweak stuff constantly, and sometimes go beyond tweaking, moving things around, combining chapters, breaking chapters in two, reordering stuff.”
(The newly-released A Storm of Swords (affiliate link) anniversary edition, featuring new illustrations from Gary Gianni.)
As to House of the Dragons, Ryan Condal—showrunner and lead writer (and also co-host of the prop collecting-focused podcast The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of, which is actually quite fun and informative on the topic)—is in London, along with Miguel Sapochnik, and as we know casting is already under way. GRRM’s other projects remain in development at this time, as there’s very little filming going on due to the pandemic.