Saturday, 13 June 2015

Procrastination Documentation - Part 2

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It is currently 10:57pm as I begin to write this post with nothing much in mind. I have spent the day at work and came home to more tedious revision. Tomorrow shall be a day of revision too. On the plus side, my last exam is on Tuesday. On the downside, I have an exam on Monday and on Tuesday, both of which are two of my biggest exams: Drama and Theatre Studies and Core 4 Maths. Both A2 level of course.
          Most people think drama is easy and I'd like those people to hold that thought until they've actually tried it... If that's you, then I wish you luck. It's not easy at all. I don't find it particularly difficult either to be honest but there is an enormous amount of work to do in order to feel prepared for the two and a half hour exam. At this late in exam season, I'm not even sure if I can stay awake that long. I know I couldn't last year - I think I fell asleep during my AS Media exam. Either way, I have a lot left to do and one day to do it, amongst Core 4 revision as well.
        Exam and revision season is all about timing, obviously it's always best to start the revision in early months. However, I know many people "forget" to do that during all the procrastination that goes on. That definitely was the case for me. Don't do it! Now I have two exams left and practically one day to revise for them both, it is time to figure out the correct timing for my revision. This most likely won't happen but when I type it out it makes me think that I should so I may, kinda, try.
          Nine days today I go away to Mexico and currently that is all I can think about. I spent tonight promising myself to do a Core 4 past paper then get some drama revision done. I haven't even managed to finish the paper and I've been home since 6pm. In the meantime I have managed to have a 57 minute phone call, look up the inflight entertainment on the plane inbound and outbound to Mexico and watch a bunch of YouTube videos. Round of applause please...
          Many of you who are my age will understand how difficult it is to fit in all the things you like to do. In fact, I think any age could understand but whilst you know you should be doing exam revision, everything comes to the top of your thoughts and not much can be done. It frustrates me.
          And yet here I am writing this post yet again, when I could be getting that revision done or have done it by now. I know it's late but it's what I used to do. During my GCSEs I was revising until 12 but now not so much. By 9 O'clock I am bored out of my mind and just want to lie in bed and do nothing or sleep constantly. I cannot wait until Wednesday when I can do that. Although I still have my driving test to look forward to. That's a different story all together.

Now that I have got whatever that was of my chest, I'm going to lie in bed and do nothing but stress, panic and drink my quick attempt at making a vanilla milkshake (milk and ice cream in a pint glass mixed together using a spoon - I really could not be bothered to get the blender out then wash it).

See you later,
- KC xx

PS. Don't forget to PRE-ORDER my play- Mission: Blitz on Amazon now! Click here to PRE-ORDER NOW! Also, follow me on Twitter and Instagram for any updates! (kiralcurtis)

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Mission: Blitz by Kira L Curtis - PRE-ORDER NOW!

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This is just going to be a short post, as I need to get back to (actually start) my revision.

Do you remember when I mentioned my EPQ script and I asked for a title? Well if I haven't said already, Mission: Blitz was the winner and so my play was called that! The EPQ is all complete now and sent off and, honestly, I've been done with it for a while. Recently I have been thinking about how much I do actually enjoy writing and have been considered writing my own book and publishing it because it's free to do so on Amazon through Kindle Direct Publishing. I then remembered I had already completed an entire script, had it performed etc. so I decided that I shall publish my EPQ script first. And so over the past few nights I have been sorting this out until yesterday morning when I got an e-mail saying my book is officially ready to pre-order on Amazon!

Not all of you shall be interested in reading a script although, if you're opening to reading different things, I'd encourage you to give it a try because it's a whole new way to let your imagination run wild and take over. If you are artistically declined then I leave it up to you to read this script and re-think the whole play entirely. To directors who are looking for a new play to put on, how about you use this and as the author I'd like to see your interpretation. All the way through my EPQ rehearsals, I encouraged the actors to explore movements and improvise the scenes if they struggled to remember the lines, as long as they kept the same meaning of the scene. Many times, this produced some excellent scenes making them a whole lot more comical than I had imagined. I encourage all of you to read it, and not just because I wrote it. If you do, let me know what you thought in the reviews, comment on this or tweet me (@kiralcurtis - I changed my twitter name)!

Of course, at the moment you can only pre-order it because I didn't want to risk examiners sending my EPQ back to me saying you've plagiarised a script that's on kindle even though it's my own work. In order to avoid that from happening, it is due out on the 20th August. In the UK it is only 99p too!

Mission: Blitz by Kira L Curtis - PRE-ORDER NOW! 99p!

The description was on my last post about my EPQ but here it is again:

A play, set in 1940, about brothers James and Charles living through the war in two completely different ways. Which means more, family or pride?
    Whilst their families back home suffer through the Blitz, five young
soldiers are forced to kit up and set off on what could be the mission of their lives, or the only mission of their lives. Not knowing who gave the orders or where they have been sent, should they travel thousands of miles and risk their lives just to take their chance of living up to the highest of ranks, or is it more than that?

And here are the product details:

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 170 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00YNW1ZT6

  • Only 64 pages! If you don't like reading much, that's perfect for you! The play itself was about an hour and half.

    In conclusion, (can you tell I've been writing too many essays?) I would definitely encourage you to either pre-order this script or of course you can wait until it actually comes out!

    Thank you if you do! And let me know what you think!

    - Kira C xx