Re: New GRRM Update on ADWD
At the Belfast moot, GRRM confirmed he 'currently' has five chapters to finish off. However, he apparently told Bantam in confidence, not expecting them to tell everyone. The reason he hadn't announced this himself is that he was wary after one chapter early this year became two in rewrites and three in final revisions, and it's possible some of these five chapters might be broken up further. He was adamantly against putting any kind of timescale on how long it will take to finish off these chapters.
So yeah, encouraging but still not news to get hugely excited by.