We all have plots and characters that we have disregarded. Time to pull them out of the shadows. Have you created a villain that haunts your dreams, a heroine that saves a paranormal universe, or a plot that twists “the normal” inside out? It’s time to dust off these treasures. Although they failed to fit into the pieces you conceptualized, they shouldn’t be tossed.
It’s possible the aforementioned needed their own space. Pull out the discarded characters, take another look at them . At the very least they’re great for writing exercises.