Very interesting thread. Worth reading! Thank you guys for your feedback.
Well, my turn.
Huge fan of videogames of all kind (RPG, Platform, Strategy, and Driving mostly) since I am a child, I started working on my own 2D platform game back in 2009. Afraid of gaming development, I put it aside... Thinking it was impossible.
Anyway, 2 years ago, in January 2014 I became freelancer and came back to my idea of creating my own game. I now have almost 6 years of experience in the Web industry, and I feel more confident.
I try to work on my video game every time I get some free time. Sometimes 1 day or 2 days per week, sometimes juste a few hours, but I try to focus step by step. Quite slowly, yes, but efficiently.
What I found really helpful is to write or draw everything that comes in my mind. Any idea or concept, at any instant of my life, I write it down and come back to it later.
Sometimes you desperate. This is normal, we are human. We sometimes need to get down to come back higher. When I loose motivations, I try to focus on my goals, and when I get stuck somewhere, I put it aside and get it back later.
Being a indie dev is not that easy, but this is definetly a long but exciting journey!
Well, I hope you will find it useful.
This was just what's in my mind and what I wanted to say after reading all your interesting posts.