We just got the email that our manuscript has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)! It's really hard to convey in words how thrilled I am at the moment, but let's just say I handled the moment after reading the good news with the upmost decorum and professionalism. Just don't go verifying that with anyone on the third floor of the building, because they might say something about hearing someone shouting and running to their friends across the hall. Either way, I am so excited for my first publication and have learned a great deal about the writing and publishing process from this experience. Next, we'll have a film crew come in from JoVE to film the video component of paper (hence the visualized experiments part of their name). The manuscript might be accepted, but I can tell the work to get this baby published is far from over.
Captured first images on the scanning electron microscope: