Day 29 - MISSED; Waiting for The Winds of Winter (GRRM);

I have made very very less progress with Handmaid’s tale. It’s not that the book is not good, it is Good, but it’s confusing and highly taxing to read. The story keeps shifting into either a flashback, or an abstract comparison with something from Offred’s previous life, and it gets rather hard to keep track if you are travelling or something. I hope to make a lot more progress in the next few hours. I am going to install Abaqus (Ansys is installed, but Abaqus apparently is something that people are more familiar with), so that should give me a few hours of solid reading.

This post was again missed, I keep thinking about whether I should start using just to ensure that I have a stronger motivation to wake up and write! As a matter of fact, I slept early last night with intentions of getting back up again and writing (NEVER works out) and the first thing that I thought of the moment I woke up this morning was that I had missed posting last night! That shows motivation right?

Besides all that, there’s been the huge new Wild Cards deal, the Wild Cards reread, lots of stuff with HBO that I cannot talk about yet, and of course – always, always – WINDS OF WINTER.

So much to do. And the days go by so quickly. I love my work, all my work, all my projects, all my children, but sometimes it seems as if the harder I work, the further behind I get.

Maybe things will calm down soon. But I am not holding my breath.

From GRRM’s blog post. The Winds of Winter has been due ever since last March. I completed reading the 5th book, A Dance with Dragons in December 2015. It was the completion of a series of book in which each book had about 1000 pages. There have been rumours ever since that the 6th book will be released within the next three months. Yeah, constantly. There were a few rumours about it coming out before Season 6, then the book coming out in December 2016, and now, this. There’s almost no hope that the book might come out this year (?). The most pessimistic predictions for TWoW were that it would come out in 2019, these predictions were from people who had waited for the fourth book for 5 years (from August 2000 to October 2005) and then 6 years for the fifth book (July 2011). 8 more years for the 6th book? Frankly, I don’t know who could have predicted that. It’s been 5.5 years already, anything before 2019 would be a good thing, I guess from here on out.

I did most of the work for an assignment that is due next week. That was a lot of C and a lot of matrix copying / extending / re-computing. Rather fun!

POST #29 is OVER