Winds of Winter release date news 2016: George R.R. Martin asks for tips from Stephen King

George R.R. Martin's anticipated novel, "The Winds of Winter," has no release date yet, but news already surfaced that it will come out in January 2017.

(HBO)George R.R. Martin, author of "A Song of Ice and Fire," is seen in this screen capture from an interview on the "Game of Thrones" by HBO.

The novel is still in writing and will have to undergo a series of editing and publishing processes before it becomes available. Martin has always admitted that his writing process usually takes a lot of time compared to other writers. Therefore, fans of the book will have to practice more patience.

His writing process made headlines once more when he was able to speak with fellow novelist, Stephen King, during the latter's book tour in Albuquerque, New Mexico to promote his book, "End of Watch." At the event, Martin was the last-minute moderator and asked the 68-year-old horror novelist how he was able to write a book so fast.

"How the f*** do you write so fast? I have a good six months and crank out 3 chapters, meanwhile you wrote 3 books in that time," he asked.

King graciously replied and revealed that he made a goal to finish six pages each day.

After he answered, Martin exclaimed: "You always get six pages? You never get constipated? You never get up and go get the mail, and think 'Maybe I don't have any talent and should have been a plumber.'"

The writer of the "A Song of Ice Fire" series reportedly failed to meet the deadlines given by his publisher, though it did not appear that he did so on purpose. This year, he even made it a point to limit his appearances and other industry events so he can focus on his writing.

While fans await for its release, numerous spoilers have already gone out. One of which is the emergence of characters, who were already dead in the "Game of Thrones." It is also expected that the novel will be better than the HBO TV series.