It’s looking like a case of be-careful-what-you-wish-for, as George R.R. Martin goes into self-isolation to focus on completing the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
In a recent blog post, Martin reassured fans that he is feeling fine and is well aware that he is in the danger category for COVID-19 infections, due to his age and health. To keep himself safe, he has, apparently, gone into self-isolation at a remote location where he is focussing on writing.
I am off by myself in a remote isolated location, attended by one of my staff, and I’m not going in to town or seeing anyone. Truth be told, I am spending more time in Westeros than in the real world, writing every day.
Even Game of Thrones fans that have never read the books know that the TV series overtook the novels somewhere around the fifth season, leaving the plot to take some… interesting turns in the hands of showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.