Martin continued: “Somehow, though, over the decades, the Not A Blog became a blog, and what I had intended as an occasional pleasure and a way to stay in touch with my readers has become a Blog (ironically, at the same time as everyone else was abandoning their blogs for Facebook and Twitter), complete with a sense of obligation.”
He then solemnly added: “And when a lot of stuff happens very fast, I fall further and further behind.
“I am hugely behind right now, and the prospect of trying to catch up is feeling increasingly oppressive. My life has become one of extremes these past few months.”
Martin referenced his recently announced five-year deal with TV network HBO, who produced and aired his Game of Thrones series.