Research and Priorities

16 Feb

Ever start doing research for a novel and have it completely dissolve or derail from the original subject?

Rachel was telling me the story of all the research she was doing for the day for her George Florence novel. She was researching the costs of apartments to different jobs for one of her characters to the price of engagement rings. One such engagement ring cost over 12 grand.

$12,000 for a very sparkly ring.

While I’m sure the ring itself is gorgeous, I’m in the same boat as Rachel when it comes to those. As Rachel said, “If someone spent twelve grand on a ring for me, I’d kill him.”

My reaction: “Think of all the video games and books you could buy!”

Anyone else agree with our priorities? Would you rather have a ring or the thousands of dollars to spend on books and other hobbies?


Posted by on February 16, 2016 in Home


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7 responses to “Research and Priorities

  1. Skye Hegyes

    February 16, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Wowza! With twelve grand, I could buy a couple used cars outright or put a nice chunk down on a house with land. Yikes!

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  2. Skye Hegyes

    February 16, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    As for hobbies, I could quit my day job and write full-time after making sure rent was paid up to some months of course.

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  3. Rachel

    February 17, 2016 at 7:38 am

    If the guy really wanted to propose, he would do so in a bookstore handing me the 12 grand telling me to have fun.

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  4. tahenryauthoress

    February 17, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    But it isn’t all about you….I married a very traditional man. He wanted the ring, he wanted the big wedding, he wanted the housewife. Compromise, learn it now, will serve your marriage for a lifetime.

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    • Kris P.

      February 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      Oh, compromise is a must. In that sense, though, it’s not all about him either. If i ever found a traditional guy, we’d have to go halfway between traditional and unconventional if he ever wanted to marry me. 😉

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