We’re going to have to agree with this regret. In an interview with WTTW Chicago, Martin admitted that he regrets not stayed ahead of the show, which, considering how Game of Thrones ended, many fans will just agree with. I mean, what could he have written that would have been worse than the last few episodes of the show? At this point, we’ll take a do-over. Bring in the Lifeboat from Timeless! Or the TARDIS from Doctor Who! Just take us back.
Martin’s words, however, are kind of ironic considering he still doesn’t have a release date for book 6, titled The Winds of Winter, and that book 5, A Dance with Dragons, came out almost 10 years ago to this date.
“My biggest issue is when they began that series, I had four books already in print, and the fifth one came out just as the series was starting in 2011. I had a five-book head start. And these are gigantic books, as you know. I never thought they would catch up with me, but they did,” he added, which is the understatement of the century. Far be it for me to knock on someone’s creative process, but maybe if George focused on actually writing, instead of 57 new projects? Maybe?
He also confirmed that due to the fact that the show passed him, the ending ended up being different than what he’d originally envisioned. “They caught up with me and passed me, and, you know, that made it a little strange, because now, the show was ahead of me, and the show was going in somewhat different directions.”
Not that he would tell us what those directions are, or when the book is coming, nah. To that respect, all he had to say was: “you’ll see that ending when that comes out.”
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