Fifth Draft

Learning To Be A Professional Writer


Robert Acosta

Robert Acosta is an elementary school teacher with a specialty in language arts and writing. He taught multiple grade levels in both Tucson and Phoenix before starting his own private tutoring business. As a freelance writer his work appears on George Takei’s “Oh Myyy” websites, like, as well as being a contributor to 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 newborn twin sons. Fifth Draft is where he discusses what he learns on his quest to become a published author.

STATUS – 11.15.2022 –

I wonder if people know the Block/Mute buttons exist, so they can Block and/or Mute the accounts bugging them the most...?


But I think learning this now, in the critical year of my life, 35, is important.

The Most Important Parts Of My Day

As you can see, my writing time is dependent on my children being asleep.

STATUS – 10.14.2022 –

35 is great. You’re not graying out just yet but all your bones sound like LEGOs snapping together when you rise from bed.​

Project Update 10.9.2022

I'm the aspiring writer who likes to give his books silly names so he can talk about them online without any important details being exposed.

SHORT STORY – A Talk In The Dark – Prelude

There were faeries in the air, pelting little Ashleigh with pebbles and acorns

Reopening Old Systems

Feed the beast. Acknowledge what it's craving and give it to it.

STATUS – 9.14.2022 –

Retreating back to old practices...

Last Night I Spilled My 3rd Drink On This Laptop

This is an experimental run to make sure the keyboard on this thing still operates.

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