Kelly Clarkson is keeping herself busy amid her divorce -- so busy, in fact, that's she's had the time to write 60 songs.

The 38-year-old original "American Idol" winner opened up to "Entertainment Tonight" about using music as an outlet after splitting from Brandon Blackstock, with whom she shares two children -- daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4 -- last June.

"I have this record that we're working on. It's really great and really honest," Clarkson said. "There's just a lot of questions that I have to answer before releasing it for myself, you know? Whether that be business-wise or personally or whatever. Whatever happens though, it is such a gift. Like, I don't know how anybody, I'll just be real with you, goes through grief like divorce, any kind of grief, any kind of loss, without having an outlet like this."

She went on, "I have written like 60 songs, it is an insane amount of getting it out. I think that's a blessing in itself. Anytime you go through some life, it's such an awesome thing to have that outlet, regardless of whether people hear it or not."

Clarkson's uncertainty on whether fans will hear the track comes from her experiences putting out personal songs in the past, such as "Piece of Me" or "Because of You," which she explained were "difficult decisions."

"Music has that way, even for me," she added. "I listen to other artists and music has a way of healing you."