By the end of this post, Iâ€™ll have written five thousand words in this series. I donâ€™t remember the last time I wrote that many words in one piece of writing (not that this is one piece of writing, but whateverâ€¦). Probably a paper in college. I once had some â€œcaffeineâ€ when I had to finish a short story for a creative writing class and popped out at least five thousand words in an afternoon. It was a comedy piece about a frat party. My professor said it was good but warned me against having no respect for the characters.