Yep, I got to wear the hat and everything. :P England has been struck by a heatwave this week, so walking around in a cloak all day wasn't as fun as it looks! But, miracle of miracles, I managed not to fall over and face-plant during the ceremony (which was very fancy - what with everyone wearing cloaks, I felt like I'd walked into Hogwarts! :P). I also managed not to lose my hat, which kept threatening to fall off...We had loads of photos, and then my parents drove back home whilst I got to spend a couple of days with my boyfriend and his family. Now we've graduated, we're back to living 3 hours apart, separated by unreliable rail services (seriously, it took me 5 hours to get home, in the heat, with no air conditioning...)
Still, it feels great to be a graduate, and I can't say I don't prefer the weather to be nice rather than rainy, like a typical English summer (I'm starting to think the climate from the Mediterranean has migrated over here!). And I'm making good progress with Darkworld Book 4 - nearly onto the final act!
But next week, I start the next phase of my summer: work placements! I'll be commuting 2 1/2 hours to London (and back!) every day for the next two weeks, for my placement at Scholastic! I'm super-excited to learn more about children's publishing from the experts! Meanwhile, I'll be continuing with work for my other internship at Entangled; writing Darkworld Book 4; and completing major edits for Darkness Watching. Yep, social life will have to fall by the wayside for a bit...
After that, I have interviews, more potential placements, more editing, Darkworld Book 5 (!) - it's a crazy-busy summer, that's for sure! I'm going to be putting up my first post on Tangled Up In Words on Thursday -appropriately enough, it's about multi-tasking and wearing numerous hats!
Hope everyone has a fabulous week!