Is 1000 words too long?

<p>Not sure if I can cut down too much without losing the message of the essay. I'm a pretty concise writer as it is</p>

<p>Yeah that's probably pushing it. I'm sure you could find some way to make it more concise.</p>

<p>I take back what I said about being concise. I found a whole paragraph that had nothing to do with my overall goal :p could I pull off 800 words?</p>