Mark Noldy


First Killing the Hardest

I have been struggling to find time to write for months and months. Hell, years! I have had many story treatments with beats in Evernote for a long time. But I’ve had this partially written manuscript for even longer. (Yes, I’m talking about Samaritan.) Many times, I have gotten geared up, re-read (and edited) the story from the beginning. I […]

Why Am I an OCD Editor?

I read an awesome post on Michael Hyatt’s blog, “How to Successfully Self-Publish a Kindle eBook.” The first part of the writing process he calls the “Vomit Draft.” Getting all the words out on paper and tweaking in subsequent steps. My problem? I have been compulsively tweaking as I go. It’s a terrible habit, I’m sure. I am so used […]

3 Reasons I Wake Early

Some people think that getting up in the wee hours of the morning is for the birds. For years, I had gone to the gym to exercise at 4:30 every morning. I always felt too tired at the end of the work day to pump iron. So I turned it around and started exercising in the morning. Not only did […]