Harlan Coben believes that if you're a writer, you'll find the time; and that if you can't find the time, then writing isn't a priority and you're not a writer. For him writing is a _____（1）job-a job like any other. He has _____（2）it with plumbing, pointing out that a plumber doesn't wake up and say that he can't work with pipes today.
_____（3）, like most writers these days, you' re holding down a job to pay the bills, it's not_____（4）to find the time to write. But it's not impossible. It requires determination and single-mindedness. _____（5）that most bestselling authors began writing when they were doing other things to earn a living. And today, even writers who are fairly _____（6）often have to do other work to _____（7）their writing income.
As Harlan Coben has suggested it's a_____（8）of priorities. To make writing a priority, you'll have to _____（9）some of your day-to-day-activities and some things you really enjoy. Depending on your _____（10）and your life style, that might mean spending less time watching television or listening to music, though some people can write _____（11）they listen to music. You might have to _____（12）the a mount of exercise or sport you do. You'll have to make social media an _____（13）activity rather than a daily time-consuming_____（14）. There'll probably have to be less socializing with your friends and less time with your family. It's a_____（15）learning curve, and it won't always make you popular.
There's just one thing you should try to keep at least some time for, _____（16）your writing-and that's reading. And writer needs to read as much and as widely as they can; it's the one _____（17）supporter-something you can't do without.
Time is finite. The older you get, the _____（18）it seems to go. We need to use it as carefully and as_____（19）as we can. That means prioritising our activities so that we spend most time on the things we really want to do. If you're a writer, that means_____（20）writing.