George R.R. Martin won’t let pressure rush his writing

George RR Martin has been feeling the heat to finish “The Winds of Winter,” the long-awaited sixth novel in his best-selling series, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” but he is not letting the pressure rush his writing. “There is more pressure every year,” Martin said Monday in San Francisco at the US premiere of the fifth season of “Game of Thrones,” the HBO series based on his books.

“The main thing is to make the bo

George RR Martin has been feeling the heat to finish andldquoThe Winds of Winter,andrdquo the long-awaited sixth novel in his best-selling series, andldquoA Song of Ice and Fire,andrdquo but he is not letting the pressure rush his writing.

andldquoThere is more pressure every year,andrdquo Martin said Monday in San Francisco at the US premiere of the fifth season of andldquoame of Thrones,andrdquo the HBO series based on his books.

andldquoThe main thing is to make the book as good as I can possibly make it.andrdquo

Martin, 66, has completed five of seven planned novels.

The most recent, andldquoA Dance With Dragons,andrdquo came out in 2011, the same year the Emmy-winning television adaptation first aired. With this season, the series will have exhausted almost all the material from the existing books.

andldquoFifty years from now nobody is going to care how frequently the books came out,andrdquo he said. andldquoThey will care if the books are as good as they can possibly be, if the books stand the test of time.

Thatand#39s what I struggle with as I write.andrdquo

andldquoame of Thronesandrdquo is set in the war-torn continent of Westeros, a place where winter and summer can last for decades, and tells the story of warring kingdoms.

Season five premieres April 12 on HBO.

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SOURCE: Today’s Zaman