When ride or die transitions into riding stupid.

Creating a character that dealt with so many emotional highs and lows was difficult for me. While writing the sequel to Pearls 2 I often had to take breaks for days after releasing some of the madness with Collette Spencer. She has become the character that most love to hate. I think at some point we can all relate to a relationship of unrequited love. You want to leave, you know you should leave but heart just can’t let it go.

When the hurt becomes greater than the happiness it’s time to sit at your round table of one and re-evaluate your definition of love. Although love can be tough it’s not suppose to break or tarnish your spirit. Love empowers, it uplifts, it adds.

Listen to your inner voice. Be mindful of the knots in your stomach, the lumps in your throat, the anxiety of wondering where he is? Or why does this hurt so badly?

Although it was a great strain on my soul to share something that once was a part of me. My only hope is that someone will understand the underlying message behind the story.

Know when to let go.
Value yourself.
You are your only consistent in this life.
Fuck ride or die…Know when to get off!


About The Author

Hope McGill grew up in New York City’s famed neighborhood of Harlem. She began writing at the age of sixteen, but her love of literature began as a child. Reading has always been a means of escape for her. Curling up with a good book helped her to explore the world and meet fascinating people. As she grew older, her appetite for reading grew immensely and the books became more diverse. She began to read books such as, J. California Cooper’s, Life Is Short but Wide, Treasure E Blue’s, Harlem Girl Lost, Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild, as well as the classic, Manchild In The Promised Land by Claude Brown.