I want to write the book I’ve always intended to write all along: George RR Martin
The author talked about the final season of Game of Thrones and how he does not let negative fan responses change his approach to writing his books
George RR Martin, in a recent interview, talked about how he will not let the reactions to GOT Season 8 affect his final two A Song of Ice and Fire novels despite temptations. Talking about the Internet, George gave an example about how before the web, Jon Snow's parentage would have shocked 99 out of 100 people. But now, when one figures it out, then they post it online for the other 99 people to see. Suddenly, the shocking twist is not so shocking anymore. And there is a temptation to change it, especially in his upcoming books.
The season finale of Game of Thrones left fans unhappy as they were incredibly let down by the writing of the final season. It was the development of many characters like Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, which led to negative criticism. An online petition with 1.5 million reported signatures became major headlines as they demanded for Game of Thrones' final season to be rewritten.
But according to Martin, that temptation is wrong. "Because you’ve been planning for a certain ending and if you suddenly change direction just because somebody figured it out, or because they don’t like it, then it messes up the whole structure. So no, I don’t read the fan sites. I want to write the book I’ve always intended to write all along. And when it comes out they can like it or they can not like it," Martin stated.
It’s been around eight years since the author released A Dance of Dragons, the fifth book to the seven-book A Song of Ice and Fire series, and naturally much anticipation has been built for whatever’s next in-store, but fans may be disappointed to know that the 70-year-old author has no plans to rush the last two books of the series.