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George R.R. Martin, Like Many of Us, Needs a Break from Blogging

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George R.R. Martin is taking a temporary step back from his LiveJournal, because he’s got too much to do. Wait, is that George R.R. Martin? Or is it me?

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The L.A. Times points us to the update from Martin’s LiveJournal:

Martin made the announcement on his blog Monday, writing, “All’s good, boys and girls... lots of exciting things going on. LOTS of exciting things. Maybe too many. I am buried in work, so much that it is starting to overwhelm me. Even with my army of loyal minions.

“So I am going to step back from blogging ... for a while, till I get a few of these monkeys off my back,” he continued. “In the near future, you’ll likely see fewer posts here. And some of those will be by my minions.”

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I genuinely cannot believe how much I relate to this. Is this a LiveJournal note from George R.R. Martin, or is it an email from me to my editors, currently sitting in drafts? He concluded the post with a current mood update: “stressed.”

George—can I call you George?—I am now convinced you do have pages, because I also have pages, but sewing those pages into something coherent requires like two to three days—a week and a half at most?—off the blog. Together we can do this. Please email me and we will commence corresponding with notes of mutual encouragement.

Senior Editor, Attic Haunter, Jezebel

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mortal-dictata
Mortal Dictata

“So I am going to step back from blogging ... for a while, till I get a few of these monkeys off my back,”

Bit like how you said a couple years back you’d stop attending cons until you finished Winds of Winter but then went to places like Dubai?

Someone needs to take the Konami approach to management and chain him to a radiator or something until he writes the damn book.