The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6) The Winds of Winter question

Victims of success
infael infael Aug 21, 2018 11:09AM
I have noticed that some authors become victims of their own success, such as:

Martin, Winds of Winter
Elspeth Cooper, Songs of the Earth
Rothfuss, Name of the Wind
Jim Butcher, Peace Talks

There are probably more that I've forgotten or don't know about.

Martin last published a GoT book on 11/2005. It is now August 2018. 13 years without Winds of Winter. Since HBO is finishing next year, I do not expect Martin to finish GoT.

The Raven's Shadow by Elspeth Cooper was published in March of 2014.

The Wise Man's Fear was published March 2011. I don't count The Slow Regard of Silent Things as it's just a novella.

White Night was published April 2007.

Contrast these with Brandon Sanderson, Peter Brett and Michael J. Sullivan, for example. They've published each book regularly and typically finish their series in a timely manner.

I wonder if authors such as the 4 listed above feel the need to write a book that outshines the previous book in the series to the point of developing writers block or something?


You missed 6 whole books in the Dresden Files after White Night
(and 2 short story compilations).

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