I have a chapter done for my thesis. It's Chapter 5. I started with chapter 5 because it was already semi-put together in manuscript form. I lifted about 1/2 of the chapter from the manuscript, and then I just had to write the other half and rework the whole thing so it flows smoothly.
It is about 50 pages--I still have to put together a few figures, so it could be plus or minus a few pages. If I have 6 chapters, plus references and random stupid pages (a whole page just to say "this work is copyright protected"), then I should be somewhere around 300 pages when I'm finished. I don't want it to be over 300 pages because then it will have to be organized into two volumes, and that annoys me for some unexplainable reason. Regardless, I feel good knowing that I'm on my way.
I feel like I should have a party for myself, or something.
What's that you say? You want to read some of it? OK, here's an excerpt:
DNA[Fe(II)] + H2O2 --> DNA[Fe(III)] + ·OH +
Isn't it poetic?