This was my first political article, which coming from someone who usually writes about more social issues, went well. It was an article where the more I wrote, the more passionate I felt about the subject, which doesn't always happen.
This was a more controversial article, which started a discussion in the comment section below the article. Whether people agree or disagree with you, if you know that people are now thinking about and discussing what you've wrote, as an opinions writer you feel that you've accomplished the overall purpose of your article.
As someone who was personally affected by this topic, I knew that I would write an article like this, I just didn't know when. When I did write this article, it wasn't until a month later that it was published, almost immediately after the death of a community member. It was intended to bring awareness to the issue of driving under the influence, and with the recent death it hit home the point that no one can win from driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.