My feeling is that Game of Thrones should not be allowed to take breaks between seasons. It's a show that we all want so badly that it should just be on all year-round because any hiatus is too painful. While he doesn't completely agree with my extreme plan, George R. R. Martin knows where I'm coming from.

Martin took another writing break to sit down with the NY Times and discuss the phenomenon born from beneath his sea captain hat. He also spoke about how a larger episode order would improve the HBO series. "With 13 episodes, we could include smaller scenes that we had to cut, scenes that make the story deeper and richer." Hopefully those scenes wouldn't be two people walking around Belfast. We have plenty of those scenes already.