Is this the right usage of the word 'now'? in past tense? It think it sounds better like this. The floor board creaked as he squirmed in the bed, unable to lay still. The old rickety bed wobbled back and forth and he his body stiffened as felt part of the bed crack under his weight. Now laying completely still, a light breeze caressed his bare skin, making him shiver, and he wrapped himself even tighter around his blanket. Also, is there a better word for wind touching someone's skin? I feel like 'touching' or 'hitting' doesn't work in this context.