3 Projects to Start in the New Year

An Inspirational Journal

What you will need:

  • A journal (It is recommended that the journal should not have lines)
  • Any art supplies you have


  1. Take the journal that you have and open it to the first page.
  2. Using your art supplies you can draw a picture, or write a quote. Make sure to be creative


If you are having trouble on finding a good quote you can look for some online.

Brainy Quote is a very good website to look for quotes. 

A Book

What you will need:

  • A pen/pencil
  • A notebook


  • A laptop/computer


  1. You can take three different approaches when it comes to writing a book. You can take an organized approach, a “wherever it takes me” approach, or a combination of the two

Organized: In the organized approach you can start by developing your characters. Think about what they look like, about their personality, relationships that they have with certain people, and some flaws. Then you can start by writing down the plot of the story. Make sure to keep it simple. Once you have your plot you can start writing. All you have to do is start adding great details to your story points and some filler chapters to  connect them.

Wherever it takes me: In this approach you simply start writing. You don’t think much about where the story takes you and it gives you more flexibility. Although you have  to be careful with characters and making sure the story makes sense.I’ve started using this approach recently and I find this approach much better, because often when I write I have difficulty finding ways to connect the whole story together. With the wherever it takes me approach I don’t think about where the story is going and how to connect it together. For me personally it results in less writer’s block and a bigger motive.

  1. Once you start writing your story continue to use the method you chose until you have finished your book. Make sure you edit and revise any necessary parts
  2. Once you have finished your book start thinking about your title. When you have it you can now name your book
  3. If you want others to read your book, you can submit it to a publishing company or use a website such as Wattpad or Quotev

Happy Jar

What you will need:

  • A mason jar
  • Small pieces of paper
  • A pen
  • Decorations (optional)


  1. Take your mason jar and decorate it anyway you like.
  2. Once you have your mason jar decorated you can take pieces of paper and write on them. What you should write on them is positive things that has happened that day. Make sure to add a date.
  3. At the end of the year or whenever you are feeling sad you can open your mason jar and read the positive notes.

That is it for 3 projects to do in the new year.


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