Originally Posted by lefty
I'm usually pretty tolerant of writers - special little flowers that they are - but for some reason this guy brings out the "shut up fatboy and start writing" in me.
I'd be more tolerant, except that he's been pulling this shit since about 2002. Swears up and down that he's making progress, that he fully expects to be done by X date, teases a few pages or a chapter; then after X had passed, puts out some "nobody is more disappointed than I am that the book's not finished" statement. Rinse, repeat. I'd hate him less if he'd just say, "Fuck off. It'll be done when it's done, if I even feel like writing the next book."
Oh wait, he did, then went back to his usual shit. I've been saying for years that he doesn't want to write any more in this series, and that he hasn't since he hit massive writer's block on book four. But he got greedy and now he can't get off the money train.
HBO's going to do their thing, and it will suck. Martin will die before he finished the series. The sooner everyone accepts it, the easier it will be.