avatar Written by Brandon Williams on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

It appears that those who are waiting for the sequel to famous Stephen King novel The Shining will have to wait even longer for the long-awaited sequel.

Doctor Sleep was slated for a January 2013 release, but unfortunately the novel is not ready for publication. The full quote reads: “Steve needs more time for editing as he doesn’t feel it’s anywhere near ready for publication,” said King’s message board moderator. “He has a number of projects he’s working on so would not be able to accomplish that within the deadline they would need in order to get it ready for production for a January release.”

King fans will also have Joyland to look forward to, which will be hitting shelves in June 2013.