How on EARTH does one keep their brain on track? I started plotting out a 'world map' for a fantasy story. Basic things, lay of the land and whatnot. Basic information on cities, inhabitants, races... Until I created this massive area, a battlefield from ages past, preserved by magics as it was. A field of strife, covered in the ornate armoured corpses of those that fought. A mysterious land that no one remembers. Who fought? Why? Who won? What RACES were involved? All of these slipped into obscurity when many races outlawed magics. It's just a zone where the heavy use of magics stops the dead from staying dead. A cursed and dangerous land few dare to cross through, and instead spend weeks to travel around. It was just going to be mentioned in passing. But the more I started filling in the edges of my map, the more my eyes darted back to this central location. I envision some of the armours. Still-standing bodies, spears held in defense, sword through the chest.. almost a statue to the past war. I know i'd like to write a story here, but it really doesn't help me write my CURRENT story getting sidetracked about it. How do you keep your mind where it's meant to be?