At first i am going to try and keep my missions self containted stories that are very trek. But at first I want to stay away from any of the backstory to STO or any recent stories. I am going to be learning a lot and if i was to try and relate to a backsotry of the game, i feel at the early stages like I would easily trip over the games "canon" and make sub par missons as a result. So i am hoping to make things in my first missons new stories, with new characters in very small episode format..the best way I can liken it is to say that I am writing a star trek book rather than an episode. I think that kind of explains it lol.
But really it's all so new I am not sure on anyting yet. I would be nice to have various paths..to work on different projects at once. So I could work (on one path or project or timeline whichever you prefer) with one set of my own chatacers, so I could character buiild as I create missions for project "x" and if it works out and those characters flesh out..and if people like them. Then I would make totally new missions/characters in between. but i would keep coming back to "project x" everytime i thought of a relevent mission and character developement for that project. My hope would be that people might remember those characters and if they enjoy the stories/identify with the stories/characters. Then they might want to keep track of those characters in future mission. hell if it really went that well(and yes im jumping the gun big time here!) other people could take those charcaters and do something with them..to give them the variety seldom achieved with just one person writing.