I didn't write any words last night but I did write 1,100 words tonight to try and make up for it.
The scene I wrote tonight was particularly difficult as the setting was a Star Trek convention and I've never been to one (I may be a geek but I'm not that much of a geek ;o)). I had to do a lot of googling to find out everything I needed to know and even then I'm not 100% sure I've captured the atmosphere and what actually happens there but it was enough to get the first draft written anyway. I can always do more extensive research when I come to do the re-draft.
In other news... I've fancied writing a new short story for ages but have felt very uninspired and, no matter how hard I try, I can't come up with a good idea. A couple of nights ago I was just starting to drift off when I suddenly got what I thought was a great opening line for a short story. I debated about whether or not to get up and write it down but it was already really late (and I'd only get 5 hours sleep before I had to get up for work) so I said the lines to myself over and over again to try and get them into my brain. I woke up the next morning and... the lines were gone. Aaaggh! Try as I might I just can't get them back.
Still - at least the novel is ticking along. I'm already dreaming of the bottle of champagne I'm going to drink when I've finished it!