George RR Martin
Co-executive producer George R.R. Martin arrives for the season premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in San Francisco, California March 23, 2015. Reuters/Robert Galbraith

With the Emmy awards over, George R.R. Martin is back to work to finish “Winds of Winter.” The author expressed his happiness about the “Game of Thrones” winning big again in the prestigious award ceremony, which he attended in Los Angeles.

In a new blog post, Martin expressed his joy about the popular HBO TV series, which is based on his book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” setting a record for the highest number of Emmys ever. With 38 Emmy awards, the show went past “Frasier,” which held the previous record with 37 awards.

Martin congratulated everyone who are involved in the TV series, especially David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The author said that the executive producers have put together a “truly amazing team” and “made some television history.”

The author expressed his disappointment about some of the cast members of the show not winning an award. He, however, praised Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) for their acting prowess.

With the award ceremony over, Martin returned to Santa Fe, where he has “more work to do.” Presumably he is working hard to finish “Winds of Winter.”

Martin spoke about his commitment to finishing “A Song of Ice and fire” book series at the Emmy awards, when he was asked to comment on reports about HBO working on a prequel to “Game of Thrones.” The show is racing towards the end and HBO will have come up with something to take its place. The author had pointed out that he still has two books to finish in the series, and said that any talk about the prequel is pure “speculation” at this time.

“Winds of Winter” was supposed to be released before the premiere episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 6. However, Martin wasn’t able to complete in time, and the fans now expect the book to be launched by early 2017. The author, however, has given no indication about when he expects to finish.