Anaron, on 06 February 2013 - 14:44, said:
I think it might be a good thing for him to take a break from A Song of Ice and Fire.
But he can't, can he now?
It took him 11 years to write the last two which are arguably not up to par to the first three in the series. The show will catch up with the books by the end of season 5, which gives him, what, two years to finish The Winds of Winter? Not to mention there's another book after that one which he'd need to churn up in record time.
I understand he must feel burnt out with the series (and imo the last two books show), but it's really not fair to the fans who invested themselves in this so far, to have the show run past the books and be the one to actually resolve the storyline. Personally, I'm for any
conclusion as long as it happens, but I wish he was upfront about it and come out and say that his heart is not in it (which moves like this one show) and that he'll pass the torch to the show to finish the story.