I've just posted on my blog an admission that I've given up on my previous book. It's finished and I'm pretty happy with it, but since it got back its last round of rejections from agents, it's just sat sulking on my hard drive.
Now, this isn't due to my fragile ego being unable to withstand another form dismissal, but rather because I'm already halfway through another novel and I've got a series of short films I hope to shoot soon.
What I'm doing now is immediate and exciting*, what I did then is... well, it's easy to forget about.
So, my question is, how do keep up your motivation for promoting your older material?
* - This is of course a relative term, even my most immediate and exciting project spends most of its time sitting around drumming its fingers while I procrastinate by surfing the web, watching TV or playing computer games.