4000 words over a year? That's actually pretty easy. Try a 10,000 word dissertation. Not too fun apparently.
As for a project.... I'd be wary of doing something gun related. Or you could get Social Services on your ass, and have to report to a psychiatrist or something. It's no laughing matter, it actually happened to someone here once.
As for a project, what do you want to do in uni? Maybe tie it into that? For example if you wanted to do Geography then do some sort of GIS output/analysis on GRASS, Quantum GIS, or PostGIS. (Or if you're really ambitious ESRI ArcGIS)
ಠ_ಠLess QQ more Pew Pew
READY TO >> RACE