Thanks Greg Prince! The fact that you are striving for better and paying attention to what the great and good writers are doing is what ALL writers need to be doing.
One lesson for me was how methodical Lee Child (Jack Reacher series) was in learning HOW to write thriller novels. Well before he started on his first book, he read hundreds of books and analyzed how his favorite authors built their stories and their characters.
I loved your HUG a COW story … so a big Simon Cowell thumbs up from me!