I want bonus points for “Writer’s Block”. ☺
There are only 200 or so stories actually available for the 1001 tales; there was a much smaller number initially but they were so popular that fan-fiction types added seasons 6 through 17, but eventually even THEY run out of steam and so really, if she had been required to come up with 526 she probably would’ve had issues thinking up a new plot. Oh, hey, what if he was a vampire AND a wizard? And by story 1,000 I think Bob and his groceries might have made an appearance.