It has now been 7 years 11 days since A Dance With Dragons was released. 7 years 11 days. Since then George R.R. Martian has released several books. None of which are Winds of Winter. He procrastinates, he goes on tours, he releases other books but he doesn't finish the book his fans actually want. The fans that have been around prior to the hit HBO show. Though personally I wan't a fan from the beginning since the first book came out 22 years ago when I was 6 but still this is ridiculous. For at least the past four years the first 6 months of the year said the book would be released that year with the last 6 months of the year saying to will be released next year.