- Submitting a paper to a journal is not an unrealistic option. There are a vast number of reputed, peer-reviewed journals out there, each with a specific focus. You need to find the journal that will be the best fit for your ideas.
For eg: the journal Emotion Review specifically looks for theories, commentaries, reviews, and ideas, and is not particularly interested in new empirical studies.
It doesn't matter if your ideas don't involve statistics-based or empirical results, as long as you can find a journal that fits, and follow its guidelines.
Also, a lot of these journals have a double-blind review process. So the only thing that matters is the structure and content of your manuscript.
- Not being acquainted with the jargon will be a problem. There's no harm if you've developed your ideas independently or if your vocabulary is a litte different - in fact, that could be critical to thinking outside of the existing conventions and creating a much-needed paradigm shift. But you still need to acquaint yourself with the work that's already been done in that area.
You need to explore, and review the existing literature, and figure out the existing concepts, ideas, and methodologies. This can seem daunting as an independent researcher at first, but the process gets easier as you go. You could take some courses online or access open universities' materials on research and scientific writing for some added help.
This will help you fine-tune and polish your own ideas - even if you decide that the existing concepts and constructs are worthless. (In this case, you can choose to critique them and propose your new models and terms.)
And when you know the jargon, you can communicate much more effectively and precisely, find mentors, and get collaborators interested in your ideas.
- You could write a book to share your ideas, but at the end of the day you're still going to have to market it. Loads of books are published every day, content is burgeoning, and everyone has a hot take. You need to think about why anyone would invest their time and effort in choosing and reading your book specifically.
You probably feel excited about your ideas and may want to get them across as quickly as possible, but the scientific process is more of a slow burn.
So start reading books, papers, journals, make notes, ask a lot of questions, be skeptical and stubborn and critically analyze what you're reading. Get acquainted with what people are doing/thinking and the different approaches/theories present in the field.
Write about this. Writing is a critical skill, and not only does it help you communicate your ideas, it also streamlines them and makes them crisp and focused. You need to be able to communicate your ideas without getting muddled and lost. Not just to experts or scientists, but also to a more layperson audience. And if you can't, this usually means that your ideas are still raw and need to be formed more clearly.
This is not going to be quick and easy, and it's unlikely that you'll have a clear picture or path right from day 1. But as you read/explore more, and write/summarize more, you'll slowly find the puzzle pieces falling into place.
Along the way you'll probably find researchers and authors you want to talk to or network with. You can probably form connections on social media sites like Twitter and LinkedIn or follow their blog if they have one. You may find conferences and seminars you want to go to. The process will just unfold itself as you go, and you'll find new options, avenues and opportunities.
Maybe you could even go for further studies and enrol in a PhD program - if that's feasible for you and your circumstances.