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Welcome to Wonderland

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In one way or another, I have kept a journal since age 12. I've kept an online journal called Musings since late 2002. My topics range from things that happen in my daily life to my thoughts on pop culture to my ponderings about everything from dreams to the secret thoughts of pets. In November 2007, I began mirroring it here, although I often included extras to this version, such as memes and quizzes. In February 2010, I stopped updating the original journal on my home page and instead started a writing journal there.

For some insight into who I am, read Intro to Alyce. For a guide to the many nicknames I use in my online journal, check out Who's Who in Musings.

The beautiful, sweet dog in one of my icons is Una, my best friend and nurse dog for nearly 11 years, who passed away on October 22, 2010. She was my inspiration, and she taught me how to be a better friend and mother; a better person. My son, Kung Fu Panda (KFP for short), benefits from all the caregiving skills I learned in those 11 years. My husband, The Gryphon, probably does, as well!

The goals I established when I first begin an online journal remain the same: this is a way to explore the tangential, the seemingly accidental observations many of us overlook but which may, ultimately, be where all life and all mystery hinges.

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In honor of my children’s reading at Philcon, I am making a free sample of my upcoming short story collection, working title Felix and the DreamWorld Bandits and Other Stories, available via Smashwords. Please check it out and write a review!

Smashwords – Felix Discovers the DreamWorld and Other Stories – a book by Alyce Wilson


My Philcon 2014 Schedule

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Here are my scheduled events at this year's Philcon.

Fri 7:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)

[Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail (mod), Rob Balder, Neil Clarke, Gil Cnaan, Alex Shvartsman, Alyce Wilson]

Panelists discuss what worked, what didn't and why. How can you promote one to make sure it is a success

Sun 10:00 AM in Plaza VI (Six) (1 hour)

[Panelists: David Sklar (mod), Alyce Wilson]

David Sklar and Alyce Wilson read from their works that are appropriate for younger readers


Looking for Philcon Panel Ideas

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Philcon is coming up on Friday, and I'm going to be on a panel about crowdfunding. Those of you who have run crowdfunding campaigns on sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and the like, what worked and what didn't? And would you mind filling out a quick 5-question survey so I can go in with the benefits of your experiences as well as your own? I'm setting this as public, so go ahead and share it with any folks you know who ran a crowdfunding campaign, whether it was successful or not.


LJ Idol Vote - Week 28

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Please vote for my whimsical cat-inspired piece in this week's LJ Idol. It's going to be another tight race! You can vote in the embedded poll below.

Originally posted by clauderainsrm at Vote - Week 28
A few words from clauderainsrm:

We have been holding on the edge of the Top 50 for long enough, it’s time to take the plunge.

Two contestants missed the deadline, and did not have any remaining byes left in their arsenal. Which, considering that the latest either of them had used one was at Week 6, I’d say holding on for this long was nothing short of impressive.

It would be impressive even if you discounted the quality of writing that they brought to the competition every week - and I wouldn’t do that. Because it was always something awesome.

They will definitely be missed. Leaving us this week (in 51st and 50th place in Season 9 respectively) are
karmasoup and mamas_minion

I hope that we will continue to see both of you in the Home Game, and hanging around in the Green Room, when you are able.

As for the rest of you - CONGRATULATIONS!

You are officially the Top 49!

Take a moment to pat yourselves on the back, jump around, dance… whatever it is that you want to do to celebrate this accomplishment. Maybe go grab a stranger in the street like it was V-E Day!

You’ve earned it.

Of course, there is no rest when it comes to Idol. So we still have a poll to deal with - and more eliminations.

This week we are losing 1 of the contestants in the Redemption Tribe and the 3 lowest vote-getters from the main tribe.

The Top 50 has been reached. Who will be standing at the Top 40? That is for the voters to decide.

For those interested in having a say in who receives immunity this week - check out the Home Game:

There are a ton of great entries this week - so I hope that you take the time to let people know of about all of the fantastic things there are for them to read!

Read. Comment. And vote for your favorites!

The poll closes Thursday, Nov 20th at 9pm EDT

Good luck to everyone!

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LJI 9 Week 28 - A Window on the Truth

This is my entry for this week of LJ Idol, Season 9. Please check out the entries of my fellow competitors and consider joining the therealljidol community. This week's topic was "The Copernican principle."

A little heart to heart.Collapse )
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This week, Wild Violet's contributors focus on family: from newborns to siblings to spouses.

Featured Works: Week of Nov. 17 (Family) | Wild Violet online literary magazine

LJI9 Week 27 - Letter to My Niece

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This is my entry for this week of LJ Idol, Season 9. Please check out the entries of my fellow competitors and consider joining the therealljidol community. This week was an open topic, meaning we could write about anything.

Forty-four years of wisdom at a mouseclick.Collapse )
Stop by Wild Violet to check out this week's Halloween related works.

Featured Works: Week of Oct. 27 (Halloween) | Wild Violet online literary magazine

I'm trying to get back in the habit of weekly posts.

LJI9 Week 25 - Pumpkin Artist

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This is my entry for this week of LJ Idol, Season 9. Please check out the entries of my fellow competitors and consider joining the therealljidol community. This week we had a choice of topics. I chose "Shibusa."

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