... but here's my plan. Take it for what it's worth, which, considering my history, may not be much.
For the essays: Lisa Duncanson at Bar None Review is going to help me figure out what's wrong with my writing. And I've still got a bunch of essays at BarGraders.com that I can use to confirm/verify/track my progress.
For the MBEs: The Emanuel people let you take their MBE program again at low or no cost if you paid for it before, but failed to pass the exam. They've already sent me new updated material for the refresher part of the program, and the three-day intensive live program will be in February (I think).
For the ... metaphysical: I'm using a new bar exam related, relaxation, brain-wave-frequency-type program. I've used this type of product before for various things, but this particular program has just recently been developed and is specifically targeted to help people get through the bar exam. I'll have a link to their site soon.
And that's pretty much that.