She continued: "Right now, as long as I am still interested in what happens next, I am not thinking about that yet."
Another journalist asked Shonda about the workload of running Grey's, Scandal, and new drama How to Get Away With Murder, which she's executive producing.
"I've had three shows on the air before," the 44-year-old observed. "It's not new at all. I've had three shows on the air, two of which I created and one of which I was producing [2011's Off the Map]. I've had three shows, all of which I created, all of which I was producing. So in a weird way, this is not as much work as when I had Grey's, Private [Practice], and Scandal on the air … People ask me that question a lot, and I don't know what to tell them. You do as much work as you have in front of you and then you do the same amount of work the next day. That's how I balance it."
More power to her!
Grey's Anatomy Season 11 premieres Thursday, September 25, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.