Still no word from my funders. I know they heard the applications a week ago so I feel more dejected the more time passes.

I have 3 applications for funding in. One to a university, one to the federation of university women and one to a copyright licensing company. None of them are looking too promising right now.

Any bright ideas out there about where to find 1-2 years salary for one small writer who already has professional overheads (office, research, materials) covered but also likes to rent a house and eat?

p.s. New Zealand based.