Sorry - I'm not an author, but have been considering the fate of the Star Wars EU. I would think it will either get a full reboot or one almighty retcon. Something along the lines of the Trek JJverse may be a good idea as it would leave the old EU novels alone and still allow a restart.
I would think the new EU (and even the new films) may reflect some of the characters of the old one being as Lucasfilm have been so involved with it, but that's their call.
What do you authors think ?
And Welcome Back Chewie...