Thanks for pointing that out Bruce. It is quite ironic. The reason I started skimming this post was because most of the points I already understand and agree with. For example, when I saw the heading "Allocate a Committed Block of Time" I was inclined to skip it because I already believe it's true and understand why. I felt there was little to gain by reading it closely because a) I already agreed with his position b) I didn't think there would be much new (to me) info. Basically it was an economic decision to move on to reading something new, not a knock on Steve at all.
It's a surprising coincidence the very question that occurred to me later was answered in that passage. Regarding the 1000 word goal Steve uses, I have to say that I disagree with using a set word count. I hated this all through school. Why keep writing if you've already made your point in the clearest way possible with 700 words? Pushing for more words leads to padding and repetition. It also dilutes the quality of the writing. Ezra Pound said, "Literature is language charged with meaning to the highest possible degree." I tend to agree with him.