Anyone know when the next book is due?
... oh, you were serious? No idea. Apparently at least 100 manuscript pages were moved from ADWD and put in the next book. So far there's only been three confirmed POVs:
Aeron 'Damphair' Greyjoy
There also may be a POV chapter for Arya Stark, but that was from GRRM's livejournal in June of 2010, so it's possible it was moved back into ADWD. And I think it's been confirmed that Rickon and Osha make a reappearance, as well as Mago, a Dothraki from the first book (who was actually killed in the TV series, despite the producers being told that he'll be back).
Since the last book took 6 years, and Martin is busy with his other writing and the TV series, it'll likely be a couple of years at least. In the meantime there are several novellas (including the ones I mentioned in previous posts) being developed, as well as a potential companion volume.
All of this might whet our tastes, but will likely also slow writing for the new book
I was kidding, I was kidding :D
Thanks for that info though!
I doubt it's going to take six years again, or I hope anyway. All the attention with the series (which I believe was quite successful?) might push him along. Or distract him, that's a possibility too.