Status plugin only posts to ONE category (the default category)

It appears that Status ignores everything and simply posts in the first category that was created (the default category). I have the Status plugin installed on a site with multiple authors. I don’t even mind that Status doesn’t allow you to choose a category. However, it ONLY posts to the default category and even if that category is restricted to that author.

I run the plugin “Restrict Categories” so authors only post to the category they are approved to post in. When they post in the backend, the standard way, only the approved category shows up. I was hoping that Status would only post in that approved category as well. Either that or at least show on the frontend the available categories they can post in so they can choose.

Any thoughts on how to get Status to post where I want?