Every time I see a post about if someone should leave their job to pursue indie hacking, I see replies along the lines of "It will be the most difficult thing ever", "It will be extremely lonely", "You will have very low lows", "You will be working all day, every day". I have to say I'm surprised about this advice, is that really the case or is it just a warning about the worse case scenario? Or, have people just shot themself in the foot by picking a project that's too hard, and poorly preparing financially?
Whilst I don't have the experience of doing this, I do have the experience of doing solo business/projects part time, and my only thought is wow this would be so much fun if I could do this full time. Assuming you have money to burn through for a year, and skills to get a job after that as a fallback, why the painting of being a solo founder as such a struggle? There has got to be people out there having a blast doing this, surely it isn't all gloom?