By the name of this article, I think you can guess what I’m writing about. No, not the 500th Daily SPUF article. That was a really damn long time ago. Now, as we close in to the 1200th article mark, I think it’s time I pointed out just how many articles I write here. I should point out that this is legitimately the 500th article I’ve published. I checked it in the Users section (which I only have access to) and it shows me how many articles each user has published, not how many are in drafts or are pending.
I’ve currently got the monopoly on pending articles, with most of them being mine. When it comes to drafts, not so much, since I have a habit of writing most of my articles in one or two goes. Those I don’t manage to write quickly end up sitting in purgatory, i.e. the bottom of the drafts section, never to be finished. In there are the final parts of Character Assassination, in which I had good ideas and no idea how to implement them, or no ideas at all. Also included in Draft Purgatory are the list of questions I planned on asking for the Ask A SPUFer series I gave up on, as well as an unfinished beginners’ guide on the entirety of TF2 that I will probably never finish. And that shitty Medic and Garen story. You see, if I leave them for a bit, I forget the key parts of the articles I wanted to include and it all turns into a pile of words.
Speaking of Drafts, those articles are all still there, waiting to be finished, alongside all the articles that other SPUFers have left behind. I go through them regularly, wondering whether to ‘adopt’ them or not. I’ve done that a few times, since I know what the original author wanted to write, but these days most of them are pretty blank or I don’t have the experience to write them. Not actual experience, I mean I haven’t seen through their eyes enough to be able to understand their thoughts.
Anyway, back to my vast amount of articles.
Thing is, my way of writing is a gigantic ramble. I’ll dither on individual subjects and bounce around like a twat. Meanwhile, aabicus is the master of the click-bait article and people like SilverWolf write… normal stuff. But it’s a relaxing writing style. I have an idea, I have an idea and how I want the article to end, so I sit myself in front of my laptop and start writing until I’ve reached my ideal end. I do this with most of my writing work and it just makes sense. You also actually get stuff done because you know what’s going to happen and you can plan for that.
Perhaps though I’m writing too much. I am currently writing 500 words a day minimum, but most days I write 1000 words or more. I’ve become a writing machine. I’m writing both for the Daily SPUF and my own works, yet I’m still getting stuff out. Maybe I should take a break, but that’s not an option. If I stop writing, I might not start again. And that genuinely scares me.
I do deserve a cake though. Good job, me.