For those who are about to write novels, we salute you!
Here is your first assignment: write a synopsis and a chapter outline of your novel. This will help you provide some structure to the ideas you have, and it will also help editors & page layout/graphic design folks start thinking of ways to contribute.
There are lots of examples online, such as this.
Once you've posted your synopsis and outline to your blog, invite your course colleagues and others in your social networks to comment with feedback. Treat this process like a focus group, and pay attention to what people understand and what may require clarification.