Yes, I've done what I almost couldn't bring myself to do. I've dumped one of my longer unfinished stories; all 294 pages of it. It was more of the same. A protagonist who wandered through life letting things happen to him without a single nasty thought or aggressive reaction. Well, maybe I'm exaggerating, but when I sent my first twelve chapters to my editor, he pretty much told me what I've told you. So, I sucked it up and deleted it in total.
Now, I'm in rewrite with the same concept, but a different perspective. It won't seem like it for the first few chapters, but there will be some significant changes. I'm not sure it will end up anything like "An Act of Necessity" but it will be different from my latest efforts.
I hope it turns out to your satisfaction, so please be patient.