tea in NZ while registering scripts in Los Angeles #veryModern



while we slept – due to the Magical Nature of the Interweb we took tea with the charming Gallivanta in New Zealand while managing to Get Ready for what’s next (whatever that is – that’s the most delicious thing about What’s Next – it could well be Anything, really).

it might be CHINA.

(we’ve had an introduction to a conference that might just want who-we-are-in-RL to talk about Stuff-we-have-Learned and the book, of course, which would be splendid and probably sell a few copies at least).

or Helsinki. Or even Stockholm.

(we’re on some shortlists for digital events in 2014 and sort of waiting-by-the-phone in a curious-to-see-what-transpires sort of a way).

in the meantime, there’s Consulting Calls.


and sending out nice mash notes.

while “putting it out there” (as the Americans call wishing-and-hoping) that we’re ready for an Agent on this Coast (we adore our Agent on The Other Coast but she does books and we’ve also written several screenplays).

which we needed to Register (again – we had before but that was a different address and these things Lapse, apparently).


so that was jolly exciting.

we (re) Registered 4 screenplays this morning (practically before dawn) and so now we’re ready.

because we’ve learned that Not Being Ready is another word (actually 3) for sabotage.

so – basically – we’ve done our bit – now it’s time.

for the phone to ring.

and because we never actually wait by-the-phone, we booked a silent retreat for new year’s eve.

silentretreatthis is where we’ll be to say goodbye 2013 and hola 2014 (if we decide on a moment of spanish, which would be appropriate with the surrounding architecture themes now we come to think of it).

have you made plans?

do. tell.


8 thoughts on “tea in NZ while registering scripts in Los Angeles #veryModern

  1. Oooh. A silent New Year’s retreat? I love that. In Bali, they have Nyepi–everyone stays at home and makes as little noise as possible. Even the tourists need to stay in their hotels/rentals and there are tradition police called the Pecalang to roam the streets to make sure that all is well. The idea is that way, the evil spirits won’t want to hang around for the new year and will flee. Neat, isn’t it?
    I think that we are going to go up to the cottage in the Luberon and be quiet too. Not silent maybe but quiet. :)
    Fingers and paws crossed for more travel ahead for you!

  2. Isn’t the interweb magical :) . And, somewhere, in the criss-crossing of time zones we may have been able to squeeze in a small ‘toast’ to Rumer Godden because it was her birthday on Dec 10th; I am sure she would have enjoyed a cup of tea in the shade of the afternoon. I don’t know what I will do for New Year but a silent retreat seems a perfectly splendid way to say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014 (silently).

  3. Dearest G
    Registering screenplays.. what a novel (or playful) concept! What does it do? Is there some great directory of unfilmed works that those with money, or inclination or better still both can consult to search for the source material for their magnum opus.
    Most curious.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    1. hello

      gosh no.

      it’s to protect writers.

      you register the entire script with the writers’ guild so if an unscrupulous person-in-hollywood tries to nick it without paying you, the writers guild will fight for you.


      so modern.

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