Martin's blog post appears to be an attempt to forestall complaints, which tend to crop up whenever a new project is revealed.
George R R Martin declared on Wednesday that he won't write for newly announced Game of Thrones prequel 'House of the Dragon' until he finishes 'Winds of Winter'. '
A Song of Ice and Fire' author said in his blog that even though he really wants to. It's a bit like when you promise yourself delicious chocolate cake if you finish your 5K run.
"I expect to be involved in [the production of House of the Dragon] to some extent… and, who knows, if things work out, I may even be able to script a few episodes, as I did for the first four seasons of Game Of Thrones," wrote Martin in his post, according to reports by Mashable.
"But… let me make this perfectly clear… I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered Winds Of Winter. Winter is still coming, and Winds remains my priority, as much as I'd love to write an episodes of House" (emphasis Martin's).
Martin has been working on the long-awaited sixth installment of his A Song of Ice and Fire series for almost a decade, with many fans growing increasingly impatient. Some have even bemoaned Martin's involvement in other projects, complaining that it eats into time he could be working on Winds of Winter.
Martin's blog post appears to be an attempt to forestall such complaints, which tend to crop up whenever a new project is revealed.