#WorldTessellationDay is coming! OR: The good, the bad, and the unpredictable
Greetings Tessa fans,
First, the good news. There is quite a bit of action going on around this holiday that doesn't exist yet. The Facebook page is up to 220 fans, many of them international and not associated with the Kickstarter. They are posting tessellations and getting read to celebrate the first-ever #WorldTessellationDay this Friday, June 17.
Using the Hashtag
A bunch of us were talking on Twitter about how to make the holiday more inclusive and avoid the copious misspellings of tessellation. So we have two hashtags. If you want to participate in creating this holiday, I welcome you to use the longer or the shorter. We will just have to hope that Thomas Hardy fans don't think this day is made for them. By Tess of the d'Urbervilles link goes to backer Jennifer 8. Lee's project "Recovering the Classics."
This post is my attempt at a buzzfeed-styled list of how to celebrate. My hope was to make it as inclusive as possible so that even people who don't know what a tessellation is can find a way to celebrate that resonates with them.
Book ship date is June 21
The bad news? I got the news late last week that Tessalation! is shipping to me on June 21, so you won't have it in your hands for the holiday. I'm sorely disappointed of course, but I will share with you that this entire experience has been a learning one for me and my #1 lesson has been that my timelines are not other peoples' timelines. So while I tend to take to my projects like a bat out of hell (and have the repetitive strain injuries to prove it...), the actual world of printing functions on a much slower schedule.
I have the envelopes ready to be stuffed and will be signing books and sending as soon as is humanly possible. Thank you for understanding.
Coming up June 17: How to Celebrate with Kids
Backer Denise Gaskins is the first blogger to kick off the Tessalation! blog tour, with a post about How to Celebrate World Tessellation Day with Kids. I hope you'll bookmark her site, check out her book and plan to explore the list on Friday.