Six years have passed since George RR Martin confirmed that “The Winds Of Winter” will be the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series’ sixth book but the much-awaited book is still not available. Recently, the New Mexican author revealed that he flew off to Big Apple to meet his publisher.

Is George Martin's writing really so slow?

Express reported on August 5 that George RR Martin might have hinted that he is at fault for “The Winds of Winter” book’s countless delays. According to the news outlet, the 68-year-old writer previously admitted that he is still working on the much-anticipated book.

Martin even revealed that he is still months away from totally finishing it. He, however, implied that the sixth “A Song of Ice and Fire” book might be released in 2018 along with the “Fire and Blood.”

On Friday, August 4, 2017, George RR Martin divulged to his Twitter followers that he is in the Big Apple to meet his publisher. In his tweet, the brain behind the “Game of Thrones” series shared how people in the office were not able to identify him anymore.

“I am in New York City, and everywhere I go people know me, stop me on the street, ask for selfies,” Martin wrote. “The Winds of Winter” author added that the security guards did not recognize him and they required him to present a valid identification card.

Fans were quick to respond to George RR Martin’s joke with fresh appeals for the novel’s immediate launch. One fan even said that probably his publisher failed to recall him considering the number of years since he last went there.

Is Martin done with the next ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ book?

Meanwhile, The Sun has previously claimed that George RR Martin could have finished “The Winds of Winter” novel already as he has been giving himself a lot of time to write this year.

However, the veteran author debunked the claims quickly.

Martin shared that he is going to focus more finishing the upcoming sixth next “A Song of Ice and Fire” book. He even stated that “TWOW” is going to match with the upcoming “Game of Thrones” episode.

George RR Martin, however, emphasized that some parts of “The Winds of Winter” will digress from the HBO series as a number of characters who are still alive in the books are already dead on the show.

As a matter of fact, there are also personalities that never existed in the TV series such as Arianne Martell, Penny, Victarion Greyjoy and Jon Connington. Stay tuned for more news and updates about the next “A Song of Ice and Fire” book.