ALICE Bottomley has returned to her catering company after time on television talent show The X-Factor.
The singer said the show opened doors for her, with plans to head into the recording studio.
"I'm going to do some recording and hopefully put an EP out by the end of the year," Bottomley said.
"I have lots of other exciting little projects as well but I have to keep them under my hat."
One of the projects includes a performance at the Run the Maine charity event on September 20.
Run the Maine raises money for Castlemaine Health and cystic fibrosis.
"One of my dear friends lost a daughter to cystic fibrosis a year ago," she said.
"Run the Maine has created a smaller family-friendly run called Run for Hannah that raises money for that."
Bottomley is still working out which songs she will sing at the Run the Maine launch night.
"I'm not really sure but it might include Please Don't Say You Love Me by Gabrielle Aplin, Amy Winehouse's Valerie or Burn for You by John Farnham," she said.
"But the whole night is about having a bit of a party and raising money.
"Everything from the door goes to charity."
Bottomley qualified for the X-Factor after an impressive audition where Dannii Minogue told her, "You're naughty, you're cool, you're sexy, you're fine and you sing damn good," after her audition.
She joined Ronan Keating's team and earned a wildcard for the live performances but didn't progress to the final 12.
Bottomley has returned to her other passion, catering, as well as working towards a music career.
"Both make me extremely happy and both are major passions in my life," she said.
Bottomley performs at the Run the Maine launch party at the Old Castlemaine Gaol on September 20 at 7.30pm.
For more information on Run the Maine visit www.runthemaine.com