HAVE WRITTEN


I have crossed a threshold, friends and readers: I’ve graduated from someone who is writing a novel, to someone who has written a novel.

Past tense.

Mission accomplished.

I’m pleased to present: the complete first draft of “Enfant Terrible”: a boozy, neon spiral of sex, drugs, rock n roll, colorful language, explicit content and poor taste.

Damen Warner is the front man for a metalcore band that has hit the skids. Stranded and broke, he and his bandmates return to their hometown of Chicago on the promise of having a chance to play Lollapalooza, but once there he is forced to confront his past and reconnect with his estranged family in order to grow up… or die trying.

942 pages. 256,767 words (792 of which are the word ‘fuck’ and derivations thereof, reader be warned). If Neil Gaiman, Neal Stephenson and Neil Strauss were to meet at a crossroads at midnight on a moonless night to duel for literary supremacy with ink and prose, this book would be the creature that crawled out of the ashes and gained sentience to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world. A monstrous tome, indeed, if I do say so myself.

And I couldn’t be more proud.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on June 28, 2019.

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