...moments later...following that...what ensued was I'm doing a pacy piece—in two senses: I have to have it submitted by Saturday and the action's running at a fair old clip. I keep hitting a barrier, over which I hurdle and leave one of these __________ < a connective word or phrase to add later that's most often me struggling to avoid the repetition of 'and then'. Anyone had this before? I'm hampered, fretting; my mental thesaurus is exhaustus... I'm wanting alternatives to add to the above and also a technique that'll maybe have me knock the barrier away rather than hurdle it.