George RR Martin: the end of Game of Thrones on TV was a liberation https://t.co/PzhVAjCxXY— The Guardian (@guardian) August 17, 2019
Ser Gurmy recently sat down with the Observer to share his thoughts on the controversial ending of the GOT HBO series, as well as the future (lol) of the remaining still-to-be-written-and-published books.
During the interview, Martin admitted that the TV show had not been “very good” for him, adding that its end in May had been “freeing”. He said: “The very thing that should have speeded me up actually slowed me down. Every day I sat down to write and even if I had a good day … I’d feel terrible because I’d be thinking: ‘My God, I have to finish the book. I’ve only written four pages when I should have written 40.’”
He says that the endings of the last two books would be unaffected by the controversy of the show's ending, saying: "It doesn’t change anything at all … You can’t please everybody, so you’ve got to please yourself."
Martin also said that he is now unable to attend GOT conventions as he used to do in the past. “I don’t want to go to a party where an unending succession of people want to take selfies with me,” [...] “Because that’s not fun the way it was in the old days. That’s work.”
The full interview will be published on Sunday.