I’m an aspiring novelist. I’ve written five of them besides countless short stories and essays.
Fingers crossed, one of my novels is set to be published soon and be available in print.
I drafted each of them on lined notebook paper in pencil. For me, a pile of sharp pencils and a notebook in my lap is the ultimate stimulus.
My heart races!
I find that those older pencil sharpeners, like yours, just can’t be beat.
I know it’s a terrible cliché to say that they don’t make em like they used to.
They really, really don’t, though.
Of course, with people not having much use for pencils anymore, I suppose it doesn’t make sense to manufacture excellent pencil sharpeners.
What a shame.