Welcome to the first of what I would like to be a weekly post about the behind-the-scenes of my web serial Breaking Hell. It’s the 1st of February 2020, and I’m pleased to say the web serial is finally ready to go again, ready to relaunch, after several years sitting dormant, waiting for me to get it up to speed.
I started Breaking Hell four years ago at this point (wow), and initially it was supposed to be a simple sort of project I could dash out in a few spare minutes weekly. The plan was to make things up as I went along, a wacky fantasy adventure, pulling together some old ideas I had along with a punky action sensibility. Unfortunately, the tale, as they say, grew in the telling.
While developing the world of Breaking Hell, I discovered I had become partial to it than I had intended to be, and suddenly this throwaway piece of nonsense action figure had become something I deeply cared about, something I fretted over, something I wanted to get right. It became an idea (or set of ideas) I felt I had to do justice to, or else I would be wasting its potential.
Granted, it is still a wacky, punky, fantasy adventure at its core. But I hope it will become clear over time that I’ve put a lot of care into this world, its story, and its construction.
For now, I’m going to focus on getting my writing and uploading speed up to a fair clip, so that people can start reading the serial regularly and get invested in it.
Breaking Hell has come a long way since its inception. I believe I’ve become a better writer in that time to boot. And one, I hope, that can do this story justice.
so long for now