I'm starting to think that it might not be the best move to stay without a job and just write/build side-projects full-time. It's not even for the sake of money, but more so that having 8 hours automatically carved out of my day for a full-time job would make my other hours really precious. In theory, I think it would help me focus more by constraining how much time I can spend on personal projects (although history doesn't support that argument for me, I think if I found the right role that didn't drain my energy so much this could work).
Maybe I'm just not ambitious enough though. I just don't have a particular project I'm super excited about at the moment, so I don't have anything to pour all my waking hours into. I also like to do a bunch of different things.
But if I want to write so much, it would be pretty straightforward to just wake up early and put in a couple of hours of writing before work every day. Simple, but difficult. Would I actually do it though? That is the question, isn't it? This would get around the issue of not having enough energy to pursue my own projects at the end of the day.