I absolutely love this advice from Ally Carter about how to deal with the helplessness and insecurity that comes with being a writer. It could apply to a lot of life situations. (via a link from literary agent Nathan Bransford)
An author’s online presence (or lack thereof) is not a predictor of success.
Suzanne Collins has an unfrequently-updated website. To my knowledge, she isn’t best buds with Rowling or Meyer or King. She did not “network” her way into Hunger Games. She wrote Hunger Games.