You shouldn’t scrap characters!! If they seem bland or generic, continue to shape them into something interesting and captivating, don’t just throw them away. It can take weeks, even months! Don’t worry if you can’t come up with something right away.
That’s probably the worst habit i have; you know, that ‘i’m never content with anything i do’ thingy. I throw away songs and lyrics and drawings and practically everything I create, really. And regret it afterwards. :\
But you know what, there’s this really handy desk drawer and I think I’ll just
every time I’m not content with something I just wrote or drew, I’ll just put it in the drawer and look at it again from time to time. And then, one day, I might dig out something old and think ‘hey this was a neat concept’ or something and actually use it for once!