Well here i am in mid 2010. The book remains to be inside process for being written. Six numerous years of writing a "partially completed" book. With two more books meant to come after that! It is extremely frustrating to become fan.
All that negativity aside, there is really a good reason that fans of his books gripe and vent yet still wait from a 4 year hiatus accompanied by a six year hiatus. The books are simply that good. I will provide him with his due, he needs time to work while he wants to only put out a superior product.
More positive news is there is really a HBO miniseries, that's forthcoming, depending on this series. With the quality from the books, and also the quality that HBO does using series, I expect it'll 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 lots of side projects, convention attendances and book signings and simply get towards the writing. This includes minimizing his involvement using the HBO series. Trust it is at good hands, George. There will only have a growing number of fans clamoring for his next book release following your series arrives. Get to it George, we have been waiting.