You know this is the problem when the letters start blending into one another and their negative images appear on your blank walls. Your thoughts start blending into each other as well, and you can't remember what you just wrote, let alone what you're going to write next.
Solution: Take a break. (Bet you didn't see that coming...:) Any break will help, but I have three favorites:
- Play the piano. Research has shown that engaging in activities which require you to cross your arms from one side of the body to the other helps re-connect your left and right brains. (It sounded a lot more technical in the study I read.) So playing piano, or dancing, now that I think of it, are ideal cures for brain freeze.
- After that, have a go at writing in a notebook or on a pad instead of on the computer. This wakes up the other side of your brain, too, and it's easy to copy onto the computer later.