Like Ahab searching for the White Whale, my obsessive quest for the perfect hook has turned my mind into mush.
I think that explains the picture above.
I really don’t know.
I spent the last couple of days writing possible hooks. I have a few that are respectable (I think) but no way of knowing which one works. Maybe I’m trying to hard, after all Voltaire said that “Perfect is the Enemy of Good Enough”, or some such thing.
So I’ll throw a few in here and see what you all think.
In no particular order:
His father’s death sets Antony down the path of redemption where he learns that life belongs to the living and not the dead.
Antony is not like his father, he does not run away from his problems. But when the problem is his own maimed soul, one that threatens to destroy everything he worked hard to build, Antony learns that you can not run away from yourself.
A father’s last act sets his son on path of confrontation, love, and ultimately, redemption
No one needed redemption more or sought it less than Antony Mendoza. It is hard to fix what you don’t believe it’s broken, specially if that which needs fixing lies deep within yourself.
Antony’s life was not perfect but good enough until a single letter propels him across the Atlantic and into an unexpected path of redemption.
Antony Mendoza is an excellent problem solver excepts when it comes to matters of his own heart.
You can see one word throughout the different hooks, redemption, which is the central theme of the book. But did any of the entries above do enough to hook a reader into asking to see more?
Any suggestions, critiques or help will be most welcomed oh gentle readers. With my thanks, of course!
And I really need the help. I feel just like this poor pup: