Okay, so what do y'all do when a paper becomes undead? We all have work that stopped, for one reason or another, but really needs to be brought to a conclusion. Not even necessarily a happy conclusion (sometimes putting a project out of its misery is the kindest decision for all involved -- especially the junior scientist leading the charge). But sometimes it is the case that the results are just not that compelling (but it still deserves to be published in the journal of minor findings).
But I wonder what is the secret to motivation under these conditions?