Re: So you're commissioned to write an actual Star Trek book...
I really wouldn't bother. I am so sick of the 'everything back in the sandbox' novels I have trouble reading them, let alone write one ! I wasn't a fan while the shows were on air, and I am even less of one now the Trekverse has opened up so well.
They are redudant.
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...