I'm a newbie and I think I'm at a similar point in my progress. I've gotten off the bunny slope and been down the green run at my local mountain a few times, but I'm still getting the hang of it with linking turns. I feel like I want to be in control all the time and have to go really slow in order to feel safe enough to even *try* to link the turns. I often bail and do a falling leaf which is getting lame.
I think it just takes some balls to allow oneself to step more on the front foot and lean forward... and especially that little delay when you're waiting for the board to point down (after a turn) so that you can then start turning the other way... during that time it seems to want to go fast as hell! Makes me not want to step on that front foot much anymore lol...