But fear not, those of you anxiously awaiting the sixth installment of the "A Song of Fire and Ice" series that spawned HBO's "Game of Thrones." Martin says he's writing six days a week. And when the NFL season is over, he'll be up to seven.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Martin, takes the reporter to his remote mountain cabin -- he refuses to disclose its location -- where he's getting all the writing done.
"It’s a cabin he visits when he wants to hunker down to finish a book—and he’s hard at work on 'The Winds of Winter,' according to the article.
In the meantime, Martin is hoping to tide you over with his "Fire & Blood" prequel that explores the Targaryen family, with events occurring 300 years before the ASOIAF series begins.
Back on the main series, although the TV show has outrun the current ASOIAF timeline, Martin says he plans for the sixth and seventh books in the series will be writting the way he's always planned them.
“I’m still going to finish it the way I always wanted to finish it, the way it’s been in my head for 25 years now,” he said, not going into detail.