Well the actual in mid 2010. The book continues to be in the process for being written. Six years of writing a "partially completed" book. With two more books supposed to come from then on! It is extremely frustrating to become fan.
All that negativity aside, there is really a reasons why 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 just that good.
I will supply him with his due, he will take time as they would like to only released an excellent product.
More positive news is there is really a HBO miniseries, that is forthcoming, based on this series. With the quality in the books, as well as 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 dozens of side projects, convention attendances and book signings and just get on the writing. This includes minimizing his involvement with all the HBO series. Trust it is within good hands, George. There will just have more and more fans clamoring for his next book release as soon as the series arrives. Get to it George, we're waiting.