Originally Posted by joshnky
I think most people will be shocked if he meets that date. He certainly does not seem very driven to bring this series to a resolution.
I liked the series until the last book, which I hated, and now I'm convinced that he will never finish it. If book 5 ever comes out, I may pick it up but I've moved on to other authors at this point.
To your original point, I am looking forward to the TV series.
Oh I am well aware of his lack of drive to finish the series. But surely even he can't miss this deadline. I have to think his publisher is going to publish whatever they have on July 12. If he does somehow miss it, it will be so hilarious I almost won't care.
In the end, I think the first 3 books are so awesome, that I don't really care if he finishes. They tell a complete story, in their way (minus some cliffhangers at the end). I also think that they are almost written like TV shows, and could be brilliantly adapted (not really surprising since GRRM was a television writer).