Case 219 Is Finally Here
It’s been a long year. I finished the last Dingo Roy story about a year ago, and this one has been on the back burner for far too long. I’ve been working on it off and on for months, and I’ve finally got a draft I’m happy with.
It’s taken this long because this year has not gone at all how I’ve planned. You can read about that all over the rest of the blog, but for now, suffice it to say that I’ve had to juggle a lot of different things to make things work this year, and poor ol’ Dingo’s suffered the most out of it. He’s been pushed aside time and time again. But you know Dingo. He’s nothing if not tenacious, so he kept knocking on my brain, and I kept writing little bits when I could.
Finally, I finished a draft last week. I let it sit for a few days – as is my process – and then I went back through it with a fine-toothed comb. Now, it’s ready for all of you to read.
If you’ve not started on the Dingo Roy series yet, fear not, you’re only two short stories behind – in fact, the first two combined are about the same length as this latest installment.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the back-story: Dingo Roy was a wizard, or mage, if you prefer. He lives in a universe where magic existed for certain individuals. Those individuals who had a particular calcium isotope in their bones which bonded with another isotope of Promethium. This unique combination of isotopes allowed them to channel energy and create spells based around that energy. That is, until Dingo killed magic.
Dingo was on a job with his crew, Mert and Cuddles, and he cast a spell that backfired, destroying all of the Promethium isotopes that gave mages their power.
Ten years later, Dingo is one of the most hated men in the world, but he manages to make a meager living in Portland, OR as a private detective.
The Future of Dingo Roy
My plan for Dingo and Co. is this. I have two more short stories lined up that I will publish here for free. The idea is that all five short-stories will be a prologue leading up to a novel that I have in mind for the wizard who killed magic.