First, JJ has NOTHING to do with the story.
I... think everyone here knows that. No one thinks Timothy Zahn was the original name for a young, coke-addled, gun smuggler before he found success in the TV series Felicity by murdering a man named JJ Abrams and taking his place. Nor does anyone think Abrams WILL adapt Zahn. Just that he'd do well to. Not that he will, not that DalekJim thinks he will. Just... that it would've been good if he did.