Im George R.R. Martins copy editor for ‘Winds of Winter’ and I am just way too busy with other stuff right now

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Hello I am George R.R. Martin’s copy editor for Winds of Winter, and let me tell you, I am just so busy with other stuff right now, I can’t possibly edit this thing right now.

In all honesty the book has been done for like a year now, they’re just waiting for me to look it over and edit it. And honestly I wish I could. But I am just slammed at the moment. I’m like so behind on emails, and I got like three documentary series I still gotta watch (Dont you even think about spoiling The Keepers for me haha.) I barely have time for anything right now, and now you want me to copy edit this mammoth of a book just because YOU want to know what happens in the next installment of George R.R. Martins fantasy thriller saga A Song of Ice and Fire, a book series unlike anything in the cultural zeitgeist before?

Thats kind of selfish of you, dont you think? Im doing my best.

Look, I get it. You want to read this book. But the thing is, its gotta go through me first and I just dont have the time to edit it right now. I am sooooo busy I just like…CANT right now, you know? I really wish I could. But life has been downright crazy lately, and I just need a sec to liketake a breather. It doesnt help that this is my busiest time of year either, what with the family and all. Ah, and my wifes birthday is coming up. Plus I promised little Jason Id take him to Disney World. And I dont even wanna think about work while Im on vacation.

I can’t even begin to wrap my head around this right now.

I have to go to the grocery store tonight to pick up some things, and then I have to go to my nephew’s piano recital tomorrow night.

I have to go to the grocery store tonight to pick up some things, and then I have to go to my nephew’s piano recital tomorrow night. I don’t have even a second to myself right now.

The book is great, by the way. I gave it a casual once over. And I loved it. Shit, man. There is some really fucking good action, romance, tension, and plot twists in here, and it’s all elegantly written with the delicate care and attention to detail that only George R.R. Martin can bring to this series. Christ almighty is it a good book. I mean really good. Youre all in for a treat.

But unfortunately, I just do not have the time to really get in there and edit the thing right now. Sorry. Thems the breaks. I have so much on my plate right now I cant even think about editing this thing. It makes my head spin thinking about how busy I am.

Gah, I just remembered I have a dentist appointment on Wednesday. My whole week is shot.

I simply cant prioritize getting this thing edited and published at the time. I hope you all understand.

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