George R.R. Martin Talks About "Boring" Experience Of Writing Next Game Of Thrones Novel

Martin has been working on the sixth book in the fantasy series for a very long time.


For many of us, months of lockdown and quarantine has provided the time to finish projects, learn new skills, or perhaps just sit around watching lots of Netflix. For author George R.R. Martin, it's meant one thing--working on much anticipated six novel in the fantasy series that Game of Thrones was adapted from. In his latest blog update, Martin has revealed just how tedious his life has got while he tries to finish the book, titled The Winds of Winter.

Martin revealed that his life has entered a routine that revolves around food, drink, and writing--the first two being provided by assistants which he refers to as "minions." "My life up here is very boring, it must be said," he said. "Truth be told, I hardly can be said to have a life. Everyone morning I wake up and go straight to the computer, where my minion brings me coffee (I am utterly useless and incoherent without my morning coffee) and juice, and sometimes a light breakfast. Then I start to write. Sometimes I stay at it until dark.

"Other days I break off in late afternoon to answer emails or return urgent phone calls. My assistant brings me food and drink from time to time. When I finally break off for the day, usually around sunset, there's dinner. Then we watch television or screen a movie."

Martin doesn't reveal how close he is to finishing The Winds of Winter, but in any case, fans have learnt not to trust promised delivery dates. The most recent update on that occurred back in June, when he stated he hoped the novel would be finished by the next summer. However, he did also state, "It's going to be a huge book, and I still have a long way to go."

Although Game of Thrones finished last year on TV, there is a spin-off show in the works. House of the Dragon will be set 300 years before the events of the main series, and will focus on the rise of House Targaryen. The series will consist of 10 episodes, and HBO programming chief Casey Bloys previously stated that he was hopeful we would see it in 2022. For more check out Game Spot's guide to everything we know about House of the Dragon.

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