George R.R. Martin is a busy man and a self-proclaimed “slow writer,” and fans should not expect the next book in his A Song of Ice and Fire saga any time soon.

In an in-depth interview with SMH, George R.R. Martin discusses the upcoming Game of Thrones season 4, and how The Winds of Winter is coming along.

Speaking about the sixth book in his epic saga, Martin admits, “Sometimes I just wish [the fans] would stop pressuring me about it. It will be done when it’s done. [...] I’m a slow writer, I’ve always been a slow writer, and these are gigantic books.”

At the same time, he also acknowledges that, “as [Game of Thrones] comes closer and closer, I need to go faster and faster.”

But with that said, Martin also seems to hint that the story might go on for more than the planned seven books.

“I think it will be [finished] in seven books, but I’ve been wrong about that before,” Martin says.

Would you like there to be more than seven books in A Song of Ice and Fire, or are you hoping the story will have reached its conclusion by the end of A Dream of Spring?

You can read the rest of this interview at SMH.

Game of Thrones season 4 will premiere in the spring of 2014.