Much has already been said about George R.R. Martin not having a whole lot of time to finish his A Song of Ice and Fire series before the HBO adaptation eventually catches up. (Or, if you’re a more morbid member of the fandom, you’re hoping hard he doesn’t actually die before spring finally comes.) Now, even though he’s still not your bitch, the author himself is expressing concern, telling Vanity Fair this week that the pace with which the show is moving up on him is “alarming.” Not very encouraging. But, even though he’s spent much of his career “trying to avoid deadlines,” he has a detailed plan for how the next few season can be stretched to give him some more time. Read on at Vanity Fair, but only if you don’t fear spoilers.