George R.R. Martin says he is making progress on new Game of Thrones book

Published: Jun. 24, 2020 at 3:02 PM CDT
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Here's one OK thing to come out of this awful, world-wide pandemic: we may finally be getting a new "Game of Thrones" book.

"I have to confess, after half a year of pandemic, I am showing signs of cabin fever. If nothing else, the enforced isolation has helped me write. I am spending long hours every day on THE WINDS OF WINTER, and making steady progress," George R.R. Martin, author of the series, tweeted Wednesday morning (see below).

Although the Game of Thrones series concluded over a year ago, fans are still reeling from a controversial finale Fans of the show even made a

​ urging HBO to


Martin, who

​ instead of a modern computer, is currently isolating in "an actual cabin in the mountains" and hopes to finish his long-awaited fantasy novel "The Winds of Winter" by next year.

​, Martin explained that his "enforced isolation" has helped him write, and that he is "making steady progress" with the story.

Publishers have been waiting for "The Winds of Winter", the penultimate book in the series before "A Dream of Spring", since the publication of "A Dance With Dragons" in 2011.

Fans across the globe are eagerly watching Martin's progress. In times as dark as these, we could all use a little more magic.