I found out yesterday that both sketches I submitted for the latest series of Recorded For Training Purposes, Radio 4's successful modern communication-based comedy series, have made it through the initial sift. It's gone from 900 people submitting to 250 shortlisted.
Still a long way to go, but it's encouraging. I've been given some great feedback on them and an indication as to how they'd like them changed (and all the suggestions are spot-on). So, I'll have to get my writer's cap on and get them improved sharpish if I want to make the next cut.
I managed to get a sketch through to the cast read-through for the last series back in January, so fingers crossed I get further with these ones. Even if I don't it's still a nice boost to my confidence to be shortlisted.