I wonder if dA having a new mobile means that it will stop working completely in my Java-based Opera Mini on my 2009 Nokia 3110... XD
Hmmmm, you shouldn't have told me that!
I may well start suggesting something else...
You used to write fanfic? Could I ask what fandom it was?
Rules? What rules? Are there rules? Right now one of my all-time favourite Russian authors Oleg Divov is working on a space opera detective saga (with a plot as crazy complex as it gets). The first couple of novels were 100% first-person, and the narrator lady is as unreliable as it gets; then he introduced limited third-person detours, but not for subplots per se (the majority of them are still only referenced in various ways for the reader to piece together themselves) - he also uses it to show a different outlook on things (and yet, it can't be said for sure that it's the "real" situation because the third-person stuff is still filtered through a yet another character, although indirectly). I think this is a damn neat way of writing - especially because it allows the author to showcase technique when writing two different voices/styles, one for the first-person, the other for the third.
A dire lack of feedback is a curse of each and every professional writer, it seems. At least, those Russian writers whom I've spoken to or who post "personal" stuff in their blogs, they quite often feel very sad about this. One lady told me, "The readers must be thinking that authors already get tons of fan mail every day, and so nobody ever bothers to write anything".