My current first book ends with a cliffhanger. My second book picks up hours later but continues with the new challenges brought in by the end of the first. My first book is only about 50,000 words.

What I'm trying to decide is if I should scrap the idea of a second book and just continue it with the first. There would be a POV shift in the middle though which is what worries me. If I combine stories it would be about 100,000 words. Is that too many?

Any thoughts would be welcome!

Thank you