the writing thing is good; it feels good to write. and although I ahve not done a lot on the astervan book its self (if you remember the RPG) I have done a lot on the world it is set in and the history of the country and such; which I feel is need to write it the right way.
And yeah, the avatar thing sucks since they have a KB limit. i think if it is within the KB limit; it should be allowed. that just sucks.