Well, I got the setting down... Basic setting, but setting.
It's not taking place on Earth, but it's similar (the winter is longer and summer incredibly short). The people have lower technological advances than we do, around the 1700s if I had to date it. Currently, they are stuck in a geomagnetic reversal, and more and more people are dying off for reasons unknown the population.
Main character is a young man. 22ish. I have no idea for a name (ideas welcome) or description. I'll get on it when I start writing.
Since I think it would be boring following one guy, I also want to add at least 2 other main characters. A girl (name is Sylvia is all I got, lower 20s) and an older man (Thinking of using Darchi as his name). Older man will probably be used for comic-relief.
I'm thinking of making the young man indebted to Darchi and having to pay him off somehow. Eh. I just need a reason for them to travel together. They'll meet Sylvia along the way (or maybe I can make her an old friend?)
And sure, let's let a war break out. Destroy a few towns. Winter comes along. Who knows, maybe I can add an epic dragon to the mix (from another story I dropped).
Gah. I might as well make this into a PD project... I want it to end with the reversal being over. As a "rebirth" kind of thing. I need human sacrifice
and sin before that though. That's where I'm stuck. I have too many ideas, and none of them flow.