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George R.R. Martin might finally finish The Winds of Winter because he has nothing else to do

Apparently all it takes for George R.R. Martin to make progress on the much-delayed next installment of Game of Thrones is a literal global pandemic.

In a blog post on Tuesday, the 71-year-old author said he is "aware that I am very much in the most vulnerable population" and reassured "I feel fine at the moment." He added that he is "off by myself in a remote, isolated location … and I'm not going in to town or seeing anyone. Truth be told, I am spending more time in Westeros than in the real world, writing every day."

Hey, whoever said this whole mess couldn't have a silver lining?