Wednesday, July 9, 2014

George R.R Martin says "Fuck you" to people who question if he will ever finish a Song of Ice and Fire series

George Martin's series "A Song of Ice and Fire" has been popular for over 20 years but did not shoot to super pop culture fame until the HBO series "Game of Thrones" came onto television. With the show due to start its fifth season next year a lot of people are becoming worried that the show is going to catch up to the books and even surpass them putting even more pressure on George to finish his mammoth series than ever before. On top of that he has to constantly answer questions about his age and health. People think that because he is a big man that he must be very unhealthy and coupled with being in his late sixties they think he is going to die before he finishes his books.

I can remember reading back when JK Rowling was writing Harry Potter she had such bad writers block writing the fourth book and was under so much pressure to finish something she considered breaking her arm to give herself a break from writing. She didn't end up doing anything that drastic, thankfully, and was able to finish the book.

It must be terrible to be under so much pressure as a writer. I don't know how George R.R Martin does it. His series is insane. I don't know how he remembers all the plots and characters and other tiny details of his huge world. He is brilliant at what he does. I could never tackle a task as huge as a Song of Ice and Fire. Hell, in the last couple of years, I have only written short stories because I do not have the energy to tackle anything bigger than that which would involve any world building or research. It takes a long time to write a novel and a huge amount of creative energy and dedication.

George should be congratulated with sticking with his series for so long and continuing at it at a pace he is comfortable with. I'e read that even if he does die tomorrow he has already set the ground work for how the whole thing will end so people can relax something will come out to tie up all those lose ends.

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