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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Five (Slightly Embarrassing) Facts About Me


Welcome to my little corner of the Internet.

My name is Clarisse David, and I come from the land of epic heat waves and coconuts a.k.a. the Philippines. I’m currently revising a young adult novella about a popular girl who’s having difficulty getting what she wants… for the first time ever.


So far, writing about a character who happens to be my complete opposite has been a ton of fun. Whenever I have to describe what she’s wearing, I look for Chanel purses and designer outfits on Pinterest and call it research. Unsurprisingly, I often end up doing more ‘research’ than actual writing.

Okay, now that we’ve established that I’m a total procrastinator, here are five more facts about me:

1. I wore a Harry Potter t-shirt that was three sizes too big to my sixth grade Christmas party.


And my eleven-year-old self was proud of it.

To be honest, I’m proud of my eleven-year-old self, too. At that age, I didn’t care that my classmates wore cute, little shirts in varying shades of pastel to the Christmas party. I simply wanted to show people how awesome Harry Potter was, and how much it stung not to receive an admissions letter to Hogwarts on my eleventh birthday.

Whenever I start to worry about other people’s opinions, I think of my gigantic Harry Potter t-shirt, and tell myself that I should unabashedly embrace who I am. Let my freak flag fly and all that jazz.

2. Heights scare the crap out of me.

If we're at a building that is three-storeys or higher, don't even dare to bring me closer to the ledge to 'check out the view'.

I will fight like a banshee, and you will get hurt.

3. I’m probably the only literature major who cannot write poetry to save her life.

Have you ever met those writers who can write both fiction and poems that saddle the line between cheesy and utterly romantic?

Yeah, I’m not one of them.

But not for lack of trying. I once wrote an unbelievably horrible poem about streetlights and how they represented the little memories that light up our lives. It sounds awesome in theory, but my execution left much to be desired. Needless to say, I only passed my Poetry class out of sheer stubbornness.

4. Pop music engineered for teenagers is totally my jam.


One Direction?

Not the same without Zayn but love them anyway.

Taylor Swift?

LOVE HER.

In this day and age, people often judge you based on the music they find on your playlist. This does not bother me AT ALL, and I often hand over my phone to co-workers or friends who will then proceed to make fun of my taste in music.

This usually doesn’t bother me unless they cross a line, which leads us to the final fact on this list.

5. If you make fun of Taylor Swift in any shape or form, I will cut you...


…with a plastic knife.

Taylor Swift is the Twilight of pop music. People don’t just tolerate her or ‘like some but not all’ of her songs. They either bow down on the altar that is her musical genius or they completely hate her and spew their venom all over the Internet.

Can you guess which camp I’m in?

Yeah, so this blog is going to be free of Taylor Swift snark (unless, of course, done in an adorably loving manner like in the form of GIFs).

Now that we’ve gotten to know each other a little better, hopefully, you’ll decide to stick around. There will be a lot of posts about pop culture, books, writing, and everything in between. When I’m not working on my novella, brainstorming ideas, or working on this blog, I can often be found hanging out on Twitter as @clarissewrites. You can also send me an e-mail and virtual presents at clarissedavidwrites [@] yahoo [.] com.

If you’re still here, I like you already.

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