I've been thinking about how to promote some of my novels that aren't likely to be accepted by a traditional publisher.
Then one of our local writing group started talking about inkshares.com. Think of a kickstarter for novels. If your novel can gain enough interest, Inkshares will act as a traditional publisher.
For my first Inkshares project, I decided to put up the first of my NaNoWriMo novels, currently titled "The Weather Maker".
When I first was thinking about the story I wanted to write, I was thinking along the lines of the classic fairy tale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" in which the heroine has to travel to the four corners of the globe. By the time that I had written the first part of the story, it had transformed into something different.
Check out "The Weather Maker" on inkshares. Please follow the novel or follow my profile if all my writing interests you.