Okay, so this has very little to do with books, or Banned Book Week, but I thought you might enjoy it.
About six weeks ago, I got a call from a friend of mine who lives in Boise. He owns a small business that does videography for weddings, commercials, etc, and he wanted to know if I would take a look at a script for him.
I pointed out that I hadn't written a script since high school.
He said that was fine, he just wanted to me to make it flow well and get the point across.
I made a non-committal noise and suppressed the urge to point out AGAIN that I hadn't written a script for YEARS and it might not be very good.
He said he'd pay me.
Confidence is not my strong suit, but I'm not stupid. Of course, I said yes.
The really funny part of all this?
It's a informational video for a hospital gown.
I'll allow you your moment of laughter (although the gown is pretty cool.) Also, the part at the end with the half-naked guy in the hallway was totally my idea.
I take my brags where I can get them.
The script rewrite worked out, and now I'm writing another one for the company from scratch. It's fun, and fabulous practice in thinking visually.
And that's how I got my first writer-ly paycheck.
Now go read a banned book. :)