Well the actual in mid 2010. The book remains to be within the process for being written. Six a lot of writing a "partially completed" book. With two more books supposed to come and then! It is extremely frustrating becoming a fan.
All that negativity aside, there is often a reasons why fans of his books gripe and vent but still wait after having a college hiatus as well as a six year hiatus. The books are only that good. I will supply him with his due, he needs time to work because he would like to only create an outstanding product.
More positive news is the fact that there is often a HBO miniseries, that is forthcoming, depending on this series. With the quality in the books, and the quality that HBO does using series, I expect it's going to be great. Perhaps the HBO leg breakers will hold his feet towards the fire in completing his novels.
I hope that MR. Martin will decrease his dozens of side projects, convention attendances and book signings and just get towards the writing. This includes minimizing his involvement with all the HBO series. Trust it is within good hands, George. There will simply have a growing number of fans clamoring for his next book release following the series arrives. Get to it George, we are waiting.