Blurb About the Blog


Some bloggers are unpublished or undiscovered.  I am neither.  Rather, I am an unwritten author.  I have six novels – all written through page two, only.  My fear of failure holds the words captive at the wrist with an unobtainable, sprawling view of the pen and paper ahead.  When I am not busy jailing words, I am a full-time lawyer and a full-time mom of two beautiful, healthy vilde chayas.*

Motherhood and the significant losses that followed in close succession has humbled me and taught me more than I could have ever expected to learn in one lifetime.  And yet, like my novels, I am an eternal work in progress.  I share my thoughts on love, loss and parenting on my blog.  After all, the words are entitled to one hour of exercise daily.  Welcome to the jail yard.


*Yiddish for “wild things” (Literally: “wild lives”) and lovingly applicable to my children.

15 thoughts on “Blurb About the Blog

  1. I think your blog looks great. I am immediately drawn your little girl image. She looks so strong and at the same time I want to champion for her.
    So happy to meet you, even if you are lactose intolerant. There’s always jelly beans. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. 🙂 Thank you for your comments on Susan’s blog.


  3. DragonSpark says:

    I got curious after the brief comment chit-chat. It’s the first time It truly step into your little corner of the blogosphere, despite having crossed paths with you occasionally on the Yeahwrite grids. Gotta say I kinda like it. Look forwards to spending some time here…


  4. renobarb says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog-it gave me the opportunity to visit yours. Love what you’ve done with the place! Good luck with letting those word prisoners out for their daily exercise. Mine are lucky if they get a weekly outing.


  5. vinantimistry says:

    I don’t know why but I am so attracted to anything Jewish and Israel. I still haven’t got chance to check your blog yet.
    I have 2 kids and my blogging work always goes on Sloth speed.
    Glad I found you.


  6. trablog says:

    Hope you will finish those novels soon 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. blkkat49 says:

    There’s no denying you’re a writer. Your choice of imprisoned words are intriguing. It has been said, of writers, “we are our own worst critics.” I’m glad you’re not afraid to share here.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. kayrpea61 says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog, Melanie. Someone once told me, when I was quite young, “It is better to think you may have been a success than to know you are a failure!” If I had followed that, I may never have done anything. 🙂 Carpe diem 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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Melanie L.

Melanie L.

Wanna-be writer, amateur oil painter, practicing law and motherhood with varied success.

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