Hey there! My name is Mark Noldy… calculus teacher by day, aspiring indie author by night. Or anytime I can find a spare morsel of time! I live in rural northeastern Pennsylvania with my awesome wife, Carol. We have four great daughters and three faithful dogs. Fun fact about me: I love watching old cartoons (e.g., Klondike Cat, Bullwinkle, etc.) which my wife and kids think is kinda weird…
You may have noticed that marknoldy.com has a new look. I made some conceptual changes for 2017. (I previously mused about a little bit of everything — topics of personal interest from diet and exercise to budgeting and investments to parenting and education.)
For 2017, I am tightening my focus with a re-branding. More importantly, I am removing any temptation to blog about random stuff, so I can focus on my writing and finishing my first book that has been a work-in-progress for over two years. I apologize in advance for what are sure to be some 404 errors.
The plan is to grow this into my author website. But first I have to actually finish a book! I have started two projects and recorded about seven or eight other story ideas. My chief obstacle remains time poverty. Not so much a lack of total hours, but a lack of consecutive hours. Writing in fits and starts makes it challenging to get into a flow state.
But the Muse has been gracious indeed with her many ideas, and I don’t want to disappoint her! This new site is a first step in the direction of becoming a serious indie fiction writer, not just a ghost writer of white papers.
My dream is to follow in the footsteps of my favorite indie authors: Johnny, Sean, and Dave. Although I may not ever be as prolific as these guys, I suppose 2017 will be my Produce year – Write. Publish. Repeat. (Which I suppose will make 2018 and 2019 be my Iterate and Optimize phase.) Our youngest will graduate high school in 2019, so I plan to have a library substantial enough to supplement my income into early retirement.
I have yet to come up with a clever name for an imprint. Some thoughts, but nothing that says, “BAM! That’s the one!”
This page will be updated as my indie author story unfolds. Here’s to great story-writing and true fans…