Work on the album is coming along quickly. My artificial deadline is the 30th and I'm sticking to it. That is ostensibly plenty of days to wrap everything up, but looking at my schedule most of those potentially productive days will be wasted on ordinary life tasks.
I'm trying to master some tracks now as "properly" as I can. I've been doing pseudo-mastering with a plugin that just so happens to sound decent as a one-step master, but I'm thinking I can do better. If all else fails I'll submit to just pseudo-mastering all of it.
Right now I have a track that's at the level I want with the right amount of dynamic range I want, and there's no clipping. Except when I put it in the LUFS meter, which tells me my kick is exceeding the true peak max sporadically. So now I need to learn how to fix that without wrecking everything else. I'm pretty sure I'll have this issue for every track.
I also need to figure out album art. I have an idea for it but I don't know how the execution will go.