Don’t be afraid to drop what’s not working.
No matter how great an idea might have appeared in the novel scouting process, don’t hesitate to send it on its merry way if it doesn’t fit into the workable script.
The idea will hold no grudges.
In fact, it will welcome a return look on your next project. By then, the idea will have grown hungry and desperate for a home. Negotiations are so much more tidy when desperation is involved…
Good grief, I sound like Trump. Somebody wash my mouth out with lye.
Post-note: Despite the unnecessary political reference, the advice is sound and completely my own. Aim all rotten tomatoes here.