Well here i am in mid 2010. The book is still in the process to be written. Six a lot of writing a "partially completed" book. With two more books likely to come after that! It is extremely frustrating to become fan.
All that negativity aside, there can be a good reason that fans of his books gripe and vent whilst still being wait following a college hiatus then a six year hiatus. The books are simply just that good. I will provide him with his due, he will take time while he desires to only create a superior product.
More positive news is there can be a HBO miniseries, that is certainly forthcoming, depending on this series. With the quality from the books, along with the quality that HBO does making use of their series, I expect it'll be great. Perhaps the HBO leg breakers will hold his feet on the fire in completing his novels.
I hope that MR. Martin will decrease his many side projects, convention attendances and book signings and just get on the writing. This includes minimizing his involvement with the HBO series. Trust it is good hands, George. There will simply have increasingly more fans clamoring for his next book release after the series comes out. Get to it George, were waiting.