My first paper is ready for resubmission (pending a third party check of my use of English). Here's how it looks now:
31 pages double-spaced without Figures, Captions, References, or Tables
8 figures (1 color)
63 references cited
3 very thorough reviews + comments from the editor
99 reviewer comments addressed resulting in:
1 deleted figure
1 added figure
1 deleted section
1 completely and totally revised section as the result of
2 revised chunks of analysis
All I can say now is I hope that they don't send it out for complete review again, I don't think I can take much more effort with this paper. But at least, even if it does get re-reviewed, the reviews probably won't be in time for me to have to deal with them before the defense.
So that's it: In the past 3 3/4 years, I've produced one manuscript for my thesis. And now I propose to write 2 more in the next 2 months. We must all be insane.