Stephen King told George there was time for 1 more question. George asked him “How the f*ck do you write so fast? I have a good six months and crank out 3 chapters, meanwhile you wrote 3 books in that time!”
Stephen answered that he writes almost every day and demands 6 pages a day from him self. George was amazed by that.
He replied “You always get six pages? You never get constipated? You never get up and go get the mail, and think ‘Maybe I don’t have any talent and should have been a plumber?'”
"Calculations say Martin has killed 3,717 characters in the series – so far – and Johnson believes that Martin has written more than 1.8m words in A Song of Ice and Fire. “He works so damn hard,” she said. “That’s more like 18 books’ worth of published words by most other writers’ standards. Not bad going in 23 years of working on this series.”