Originally Posted by barth2k
It's kind of cool to see someone as successful as GRRM still acting like a regular nerd. Apparently the guy still reads fan email and moderates comments on his blog. Dude are you nuts. Hire an intern. You don't have time for that sh##. I guess he's a people person. Me, if I gained any kind of fame and fortune, I'd be like "bye b*tches". I'm holing up in my mansion and never coming out
Back some time ago on the "other" thread, I posted on GRRM's fame and fortune post HBO GOT .. I met Martin many years ago before he was anyone but a mid-level author .. he and I would regularly cross paths at various Fan Conventions .. we still exchange an infrequent email ..
He is, certainly, still a Nerd at heart .. in fact, these days, he's likely at the top of the Nerd heap .. after gaining his now Worldwide fame, it would be difficult to not bask in that .. I'm a few years older than GRRM, and can unabashedly state that at a late age, when you are suddenly thrust into a lifestyle of adoration, money, fame etc, and you're a Nerd that could be cast in a "Lord of the Rings" film as far as looks go, you're going to milk it, since you really don't know how much time you've got to milk it ..
I'm just surprised he's not talked his way into a cameo in every Season a la Stan Lee .. the problem with George is he won't write anything unless he is at his desk in Santa Fe, thus, all the travel, on set life, convention schedule, etc has been the primary drag on the next volumes ..
Lastly, he lives a fairly simple life, not a "Lives of the Rich and Famous" by any stretch ..