I resigned from a software company recently to pursue my passion for developing web applications. After I've resigned I started working on building several side projects each day. I worked on making them as good as possible and learned a lot of things along the way. Now I am ready to contribute on a professional platform by joining a company and taking on new role as a web developer. But I've got employment gap of ~5 months during which I was working on my projects.
How do I effectively cover for this gap since the work I was doing wasn't exactly freelance as well? It was just me learning and building stuff during this gap. How do I put it on my resume so that my gap can be negated?
EDIT: I looked at this question How to List Personal/Side Projects as a Work Experience in Resume but I just need more opinions on how to effectively convey it to the employer through my resume?