58 pages…

28 double-spaced pages of Introduction, Results, and Discussion.
4 more double-spaced pages of Materials & Methods.
5 single-spaced pages of references for a bibliography.
7 tables, of which at least two will likely be full (or very near full) pages.
Two more pages of single-spaced figure legends.
8 figures.

This beast of a paper was officially submitted to Molecular Microbiology on Friday afternoon. This paper has been a morphing work-in-progress since late last summer. You have no idea how relieved I am to finally have it finished and submitted!

Hopefully I will be even more ecstatic if/when the paper is officially accepted! #CrossingFingers