Well here i am in mid 2010. The book remains to be inside the process of being written. Six numerous years of writing a "partially completed" book. With two more books designed to come after that! It is extremely frustrating to become fan.
All that negativity aside, there is often a reason why fans of his books gripe and vent yet still wait from a college hiatus then a six year hiatus. The books are only that good.
I will give him his due, he takes time because he would like to only put out an exceptional product.
More positive news is the fact that there is often a HBO miniseries, that is forthcoming, according to this series. With the quality with 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 on the fire in completing his novels.
I hope that MR. Martin will decrease his a large number of side projects, convention attendances and book signings and simply get on the writing. This includes minimizing his involvement with the HBO series. Trust it is in good hands, George. There will only have more and more fans clamoring for his next book release after the series arrives. Get to it George, were waiting.