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Fifth Draft

Learning To Be A Professional Writer

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Robert Acosta

Robert Acosta is an elementary school teacher with a specialty in language arts and writing. He taught for six years in both Tucson and Phoenix before starting his own private tutoring business to serve the greater metro Phoenix area. As a freelance writer his work appears on George Takei’s “Oh Myyy” properties, as well as Uber Facts. He’s average at drawing, above-average at Magic the Gathering, and an expert at changing diapers in the front seat of cars. He currently resides in Phoenix, AZ. with his wife, two black cats, and twin sons. FifthDraft.com is where he discusses what he learns on his quest to become a published author (and the greatest Pokémon League Champion of all time).

My NaNoWriMo Book Plan

But, "Time?" I hear you asking.

Declaring For NaNoWriMo

Now, hang on a second, Robert," you might be saying to yourself (And if you're saying, "Now, hang on a second, Bobby," that means you're a close friend of mine) (And if you're saying, "Now, hang on a second, Bob,"... Continue Reading →

STATUS – A Lot Of Waiting –

There's a lot of waiting going on right now, Patsy.

STATUS – Packing Up For A Few Days –

It’s never fun to pack up the boys for trips like these, Patsy. But you would know that already. Hoping for the best. Praying for peace. Looking for strength in family. I’ll talk to you soon. On hiatus until further... Continue Reading →

STATUS – Hi, How Are You Doing? –

Project: GREY's 3rd draft is all done. I know. Yay.

999:59

It's a little disheartening, and not at all lost on me how similar it feels to following a career in writing, to spend so much time on something, dedicating waking hours and breaths to a task, only to have it fail.

QUOTES – Marvels – Kurt Busiek

But life isn't always a golden age, and sometimes reality comes crashing in.

Getting My To-Read Stack Down To Humane Levels

I haven’t finished a book in a few months. My daily schedule doesn’t allow for a lot of long, independent reading sessions that don’t involve Night, Night Elmo or Five Little Ninjalinos. So my goal today is to burn off... Continue Reading →

STATUS – 8.28.2021 –

I got the morning off, Patsy.

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