Yeah, he doesn't want to be pushed into working when it's HIS dream to write and no one else's and damned to everyone if the world never has closure. He has every right to say that yeah sure. Just like a basketball player with a bunch of kids for fans can say "Fuck you kids, I play for me, I ain't signin' your shit." But it's still a little selfish to not take into ANY consideration the fact that when you put yourself out there to be in the spotlight, you run a healthy risk of developing a lot of fans that will be emotionally and financially invested into something they have zero control over. And ignoring that fandom, which is the very reason things go from a quiet little 3 book novel series to a 7-8 book HBO special, is pretty shitty too. I'm not saying he IS ignoring them.. but.. he's gotta know people are concerned for his health, and they're not going to try to bullshit sugar coat it and say it's because he's an old guy with amazing things in his life. Most people do not know him. But everyone hates losing great artists, because of their art. Not because of their lives. I don't think it's so rude to just be honest about why you like a person and compartmentalize it like that.