Stroke Animation with Text

Hey, all! So I want to make something for a future project that I’m working on. One of which involves having write-on text as demonstrated here: Write-On Text by YOW Khemardi

I want to try out this similar trick but with actual text. I have tried a way to make it work somewhat, but I feel like there has to be a better way to do this without making a bunch of advanced outlines on top the text.

Sorry if I’m being redundant, but have you tried using an advanced outline as a layer mask over the text layer to animate writing?
WriteTextAlphaLayer.sifz (3.8 KB)