Why You Should Set Crazy Writing Goals (Without Sacrificing Your Sanity)

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” — Mark 10:27


We all know this verse and quote it often. But there’s more to believing the impossible than meets the eye.



I circled it in black ink on my oversized paper calendar: the date I’d complete my novel. I tucked a few sheets of gold star stickers into the plastic pocket attached to the calendar. Scribbled on the top corner was a reminder: gold star stickers would represent hitting my minimum word count goal, and smiley faces would represent any day I exceeded it.