On p. 65 of ON WRITING, Stephen King says:
"And whenever I see a first novel dedicated to a wife (or a husband), I smile and think, There's someone who knows."
Make no mistake. When I publish my first novel, it will definitely be dedicated to my wife. I won't spoil it here, but I know she knows what it will say before I put inkjet to paper. That's just who she is. She knows me before I know myself.
But that's not all she is. She's supporting, loving, funny, beautiful, caring, mischievous, self-effacing and, most importantly, patient. I could go on and on with specific examples, but I know she'd rather I use those words on the book.
Suffice it to say, without her I wouldn't even be this close to being published.