George RR Martin has a penchant for making his fans want to rip their hair off. His procrastination and tendency to be distracted with other things is not new, definitely human, and something we all can subscribe to.
In this interview by EW, he gets a chance to reply some of the more pressing questions from his fanbase, and covers a fair bit of ground.
I’ve written about this before on two separate occasions, but one year on, nothing seems to have changed as far as I can tell.
So read on for his excuses, and don’t expect to be happy about them either. Between his miniatures, American football, comics, conventions, editing Wild Cards, collaborations with other authors on other books, RRRetrospective/Dreamsongs, and his role-playing publishing shenanigans, fans should start to count their blessings that A Dance of Dragons is still in his radar at all.
The more popular an author becomes, the avenues of expansion stretches further into the skyline, the more temptations made available, and ever more distractions present themselves. I hope, as I always do, that the quality of the books do not suffer.
As an aside, it has been a while since I posted, but it’s not because I didn’t have anything to write about. The general feeling right now is there is simply not enough time in a day to do all the things I definitely want to, and these past couple of weeks haven’t helped much.
Here’s hoping I’m back with some semblance of consistency.