So the topic's a week old, but whatever. I haven't read any of your work, but since I stumbled upon the question, here's my suggestion, take it or leave it. If you include Rey, perhaps make her some type of a sidekick rather than the main heroine. Retain the basic foundations of her character, roughly like what was given in TFA and TLJ: a Force-sensitive scavenger stuck on some backwater planet; despite her bleak existence, she's just a genuinely kind and idealistic person, having been influenced by fantastic tales of the heroic Jedi Knights and Rebel Alliance; somehow or another she gets caught up in the important goings-on of your story; and because her family abandoned her, one of her prime motivations is a fear of being alone and desire to find some place to belong in. Keep those elements from the movies, ditch the rest, and see how it fits into whatever plot you have planned.
At any rate, that'd be my suggestion. Write whatever you want to.
I get the impression that this site's been less of a ghost town in the past year or so than I've given it credit for. So I think it could very well be worthwhile to have the Wiki Awards again. At any rate, I would - possibly - have a story (the first one in five years, what the frack) to enter in it.
I am enthusiastically indifferent about this proposal, for I haven't used the forums in years and therefore doubt I would suddenly pick this up. So let the people have what they want.