There is absolutely zero chance this book is finished by 2014. Come on people ADWD was slated for 2005.
I would say there's a 70% chance he doesn't live to finish the series. The closer he gets to finishing it the less time he's putting into actually writing it. Not to mention with the TV series gaining popularity he's got even more reasons to stretch it out instead of finishing it, and there's no way in hell I would peg someone of Martin's stature to make it to age 75 (he's already 64).
I love the series but lets face facts.. the further into the series we've gotten the more parallels to the Jordanian cycle. Stretching out the series, creating more loose ends rather than closing them, and the guy's 64 he's not writing two more books when the 4th one took him 11 years. He stretched the 4th book into 2 how many will he stretch these last 2 into?
This post was edited on 10/11 at 4:21 pm