Yesterday I did another rewrite of a few pages of my picture book manuscript. I was driven by an article recommended in the January e-zine of the Children's Book Insider. Some may find the process of rewrite painful, but oddly, I find it refreshing and helpful. It has truly enhanced the book and made it better--in fact great.
The article 10 Words To Avoid When Writing can be found at Precise Edit. Take a look and see if you too can be driven to rewrite your manuscript.