Outlander author on George R.R. Martin missing his Winds of Winter deadline

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Jan 14, 2016, 12:42 PM EST (Updated)

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon has chided George R.R. Martin for missing his deadline for the highly anticipated The Winds of Winter.

Martin confirmed last week that the sixth book in his epic saga wouldn't be ready before Season 6 of Game of Thrones premieres in April and has issued a statement apologizing to his fans for not getting the book done on time.

Both the HBO and Starz series are based on the popular novels, but in the case of Game of Thrones, the show has now overtaken the books, and for a lot of fans, that’s a big whopping concern. 

But the case is different for Outlander, which is now on its second season (also coming up in April). So far, the book series has a total of nine humongous books, a bunch of novellas and a spinoff series of Lord John Grey (who happens to be my personal favorite) novels from which to adapt the series. Also, there’s the fact that Gabaldon is the one who writes like the wind, and she is now hard at work on the 10th book in the popular series.

During the Outlander panel at the Television Critics Association this past Friday, Gabaldon said there was no chance the TV series would outpace the book material. Now, before you read on, know that Gabaldon and Martin are very good friends.

“Unlike George, I write no matter where I am or what I’m doing,” she said to the laughter of the assembled audience. “Everyone has their process. He likes to travel, and he can’t write when he travels. I write when I travel so, no.” Hear that, Outlander fans? We're good.

Here, check out this awesome sneak peek for the second season:


(via Deadline)