George R.R. Martin is a busy man. With international touring, his executive producer role on the super-hit TV show Game of Thrones, and writing the sixth installment in the Song of Ice and Fire novel series, it's understandable that he doesn't have a lot of time for leisure activities like WATCHING HIS OWN SHOW.
Technology may be to blame for Martin's falling behind — he reportedly writes his novels on a DOS machine without internet access.
"George R R Martin is probably the only person not watching Game of Thrones!!"— becca@loving fenris (@beccadartworks) August 24, 2017
Uh no I'm not watching it either so...maybe I am George R R M
The book series and TV adaptation go their separate ways. On the screen characters are killed right and left. About 20 of them have died already, which are quite alive to me and will appear in a new book.
Martin told Entertainment Weekly he still watches Game of Thrones when he has time, but he's simply fallen a bit behind on Season 7.
Fans eagerly awaiting Winds of Winter, the next installment in Martin's series, shouldn't get too excited. Though Martin insists he's hard at work, he's not concerned with any particular release date for the book, which was initially slated for 2017.
Age does not add enthusiasm.