Nicola Roberts has revealed that she's been penning her own songs since the Girls Aloud decided to take a break almost a year ago.
Roberts says her hopes for a solo career after picking up the Fashionita gong at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year awards.
"I've been writing since Girls Aloud took a break. It's something that I love. I wrote when we were in Girls Aloud and I loved it. I like to be creative''.
But she did have a warning for eager fans wanting to hear what her new material will sound like. She says she's not at the stage where she wants to make anything public, just yet.
"I'm not really ready to talk about that yet, but I am enjoying being in the studio." Both Nadine Coyle and Cheryl Cole have released solo material.