This is not an earth shattering update, but its an update none the less. And for George RR Martin to talk about finishing something, anything with A Dance With Dragons is good news.
Of course, I'm writing about Meereen, where the weather is hot and muggy, oppressive. If the snow keeps falling, I better take it as an omen, switch to a Jon chapter tomorrow.
The good news: finished a chapter today.
The bad news: it's one I've finished at least four times before.
This time, though, I think I finally got it right. We'll see. Still whacking at the Meereenese knot.
I took an especially vigorous hack two days ago, by switching to a new POV. It seems to have helped. Helps to have a pair of eyes on the inside rather than the outside here. And back story works better in recollections than in dialogue.
Let's hope that when next week comes, I still like what I did this week.
January 30, 2010
Dancing with George RR Martin: Update on A Dance With Dragons
Its ironic that I found this post from George RR Martin this morning as I sit snowed in as well: